Early Years Foundation Stage
In the Foundation Stage (Reception and nursery), we plan to meet the needs and interests of the children in the setting. We do this using our Tapestry Learning Journals which is where we track children's progress through the age related expectation from Development Matters (2012) and identify appropriate next steps for individuals and the class.
The Head of our Early Years Foundation Stage is Mrs Kirsty Stamps.
To help us understand children's development and progression we monitor their characteristics of learning. This is broken into three strands:
|Playing and Exploring - Engagement||Active Learning - Motivation||Creating and thinking critically - Thinking|
|Finding out and exploring
Playing with what they know
Being willing to have a go
|Being involved and concentrating
Enjoying achieving what they set out to do.
|Having their own ideas
Choosing ways to do things
Tapestry (Online Learning Journey)
We record our children’s activities on a system called Tapestry. This is a web based system which allows parents and carers to see what their children have been doing in school. In the autumn term you will be given log in details to allow you to access your child’s account. You will be able to see photographs, videos and descriptions of your child’s learning. It also allows you to make comments and add photographs from home.
Phonics and Reading Scheme
We use a systematic phonics programme to support early reading and writing. The speed sounds are introduced in Reception and progress through to Key Stage 1.
We use a range of reading schemes for the children to choose from until they are free readers.