Starting School – Early Years Provision

Children entering school in Reception year join our Rainbow class (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) and follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Within the Rainbow room, the adjoining indoor outside area and the outdoor learning environment thereĀ are a variety of continuous provision areas to engage children in their learning. Children are encouraged to be independent, free-thinking and courageous learners in these areas. This is coupled with high quality adult led learning tasks and opportunities to develop children in the seven key areas of learning.

The children in Rainbow class follow the same themes or topics. Years 1 & 2 have additional ability-appropriate work within these topics guided by the national curriculum. This has the advantage that as children progress, they can be given the opportunity to access higher level challenges to stretch them.

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