Early Years Foundation Stage
The Early Years Foundation Stage at Queen’s Hill Primary School offers an engaging and nurturing environment for each child to learn and flourish. Our goal is to instil a ‘Passion for Learning’ that will continue throughout pupils' lives by providing stimulating lessons, enquiry-based learning opportunities and a child-centred approach to help children develop their own love of learning.
We believe that each and every child has the right to achieve and in our Early Years Foundation Stage we seek to develop this at every stage. Our purpose built Nursery and Reception unit provides a rich environment in which the children can learn through their play and children are able to access our large outdoor area on a free-flow basis every day. A balance of adult-directed and child-initiated learning ensures that children make progress across all areas of their learning and development.
Both Phonics and Maths are taught through whole-class and small group sessions, enabling children to develop a secure base of key skills in these areas. We have also recently introduced a lively and engaging new phonics programme, called Read Write Inc, which provides an exciting daily phonics lesson and writing practice. Combined with opportunities to read throughout the curriculum, we seek to develop a real passion for reading and writing.
At Queen’s Hill Primary School we see education as a partnership between the home and school. In the Early Years Foundation Stage we encourage and value open communication with parents and welcome them to take an active role in their child’s learning. Good relationships between parents and staff are valued and there are frequent opportunities for parents to come in and share what their child has been doing.
What your child will learn in Reception
This year we have introduced Tapestry, an ‘online learning journal’ which enables you to see photographs, videos and written observations of the activities your child does at school. In order to sign up to this, you will need to complete the confirmation letter below.