We plan a broad range of opportunities for all our children.
'Staff make full use of their deep
knowledge of nursery education to teach a wide range of interesting
activities. They give children excellent help to explore, to
think and to question'.
'The outstanding quality of teaching,
the superb resources, displays and classrooms, as well as the
excellent relationships between children and staff, all make a huge
difference to children's learning. By the time that they
leave school, children have made excellent progress from their
starting points'. (Ofsted Dec 2015)
We have selected a range of images to give a snap shot of our
rich indoor and outdoor learning environment.
Our learning environment is carefully planned to enable children
to become positive and independent learners and to ensure that all
children are able to reach their full potential.
'Staff give an excellent emphasis to
children's personal and physical development, as well as to their
communication and language. This leads to children rapidly
developing the emotions, self-belief and talking skills that they
need. By the time they move to primary school, children are
well prepared for learning in Reception Class'.
(Ofsted Dec 15).
Mark making and music area
Our creative workshop
High quality resources are well organised within labelled boxes
on open shelves in defined learning areas. Staff enhance these
areas on a daily basis to meet the needs of all the children in
'The quality of resources and displays
across the school and the organisation of classrooms to promote
learning is excellent. This means that children spend their
time in calm spaces which are very attractive and cared for.
At numerous times during the inspection, children were deeply
involved in their play and activities, supported very well by staff
and not distracted by other children. Across activities they
show high levels of care and consideration for their
classmates'. (Ofsted Dec 15)
The love of learning is promoted through the creation of a
stimulating and exciting learning environment for children to
explore and investigate and make links in their learning. We
acknowledge that some children are more comfortable to learn
outdoors and others indoors so we provide a balance of rich
learning opportunities both indoors and outdoors.
'The curriculum is exciting and very
well planned. Children benefit greatly from memorable
experiences, including school trips, meeting school visitors and
being introduced to different animals. Activities at school
have a very positive impact on children's learning, including
opportunities to explore, explain their ideas and solve practical
problems'. (Ofsted Dec 15).
We set high expectation for all our children. An example of this
is when each child arrives into class they are supported to put
their own name card on the self register board. This exposes each
child to their name, the letters in their name and the names of
'During the inspection, HMI observed a teacher taking every
opportunity to support children at whole-class time to practise
their counting and their recognition of numbers. As a result,
children made rapid progress with their mathematics skills'.
(Ofsted Dec 15).
The children come together at different times of the day in
their own class to engage in a wide range of different focus
activities such as sharing a whole class story, contributing their
ideas and thoughts and to sing songs and rhymes.
The children have the opportunity twice a week to move between
the three classes.
As a class the children access physical activities with Chloe
from Progressive Sports and Yoga sessions with Debbie from
Yogasteps in the hall.
'The behaviour of pupils is outstanding'.
(Ofsted Dec 15)
Children learn through playing imaginatively and re-enacting
familiar experiences. We provide lots of different role play
activities and resources to extend each child's learning.
All our children have access to our Interactive screens,
computers, iPods and iPads.
Our Outdoor area
We have a large outdoor classroom and outdoor area which has
been planned to ensure that all children are able to develop across
the seven areas of learning of the Early Years Foundation
The sensory room
We have a well resourced sensory room which the children are
able to access on a weekly basis in small groups with one of the
staff. This room enables children to explore using all their senses
and provides lots of communication opportunities.