In Early Years, learning is built around themes and interests. Children are given opportunity to contribute to the themes, and parents are encouraged to actively support us by bringing in artefacts and photographs from home.
We follow the statutory Early Years Foundation Stage, which encompasses seven Areas of Learning:
Prime Areas - areas children develop from birth
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Specific Areas - areas which children progress through as they become older.
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
The progress of children is closely monitored throughout each academic year by the child's Key Teacher. We use an electronic system called 'Tapestry' to enable each child's Learning Journal to be kept online; accessible by parents at all times.
At the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage, each child is assessed according to the statutory Early Years Foundation Stage Profile, to ensure a smooth transition to Key Stage 1.
Little Crofters Butterflies: Music, optional Forest School
Little Crofters Pre-school: Music, Forest School, French
Reception: Music, Forest School, French, Swimming