In Early Years at Laddingford, we aim to provide the highest quality care and education for all our children thereby giving them a strong foundation for their future learning. We intend to provide an enriched, Christian environment and create a safe and happy setting with motivating and enjoyable learning experiences. Through our curriculum we aim to educate all children in the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to be effective, inquisitive, curious, independent learners and influence their wider thinking across all areas of the curriculum. We wish for all our children to believe in themselves and their abilities and capabilities, to belong to the school learning community and the wider community and to become successful in their academic career and beyond. We value the individual child and work alongside parents and others to meet their needs and help every child to reach their full potential.
In EYFS, children experience the 7 areas of learning through a balance of whole class/group teaching and play based learning. This is through the children’s interests, themes, continuous provision activities and phonics. Learning is carefully planned by the staff to support early reading, writing, mathematics and language development as well as social skills. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. The Prime Areas which underpin all learning and skills are:
The four Specific Areas, through which the four prime areas are strengthened and applied are:
We know, and feel passionately that children learn best through play. Within their play, adults encourage children to take risks, explore, experiment, question, make mistakes and extend knowledge and understanding but most importantly, encourage the children to have fun whilst fostering a lifelong love of learning!
Tapestry is a secure online Learning Journal to record photos, observations and comments, in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, to build up a record of your child’s experiences during their time in Reception. This system allows us to work with parents and carers to share information and record the children’s play and learning in and outside of the classroom.
Tapestry provides each individual child with their own Learning Journal held online. Parents and carers are given their own log-in using their email and password (which is pre-set by us but can be changed by you to make it more secure). All our staff are given a secure log-in. They can then upload observations, photos or videos; recording children’s achievements and assessing their learning in reference to the EYFS curriculum.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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