At Old Hall Primary School we are eager to learn! We want our youngest children to love their educational experiences. We want them to have no limits to what their ambitions are and grow up wanting to be whatever they choose to be. We want them to embody our core values - Aspire, Inspire, Motivate - Aim High!. The principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage guide are to develop the unique child, providing care and support in a safe environment so that every child’s full potential is reached. Positive relationships ensure that children feel secure, whilst a rich and varied learning environment allows children to discover the world around them and provides opportunities for challenge whilst remaining safe.
Children require opportunities to develop independence and self-confidence in an environment where they feel valued, respected and cared for. Clear rules help each child feel safe, whilst high but realistic expectations encourage each child to strive to achieve their best. All children develop at different rates and learn in different ways. Therefore, well planned experiences in all areas of learning facilitated by skilful practitioners are essential, with purposeful play underpinning the delivery of the Early Years education at Old Hall.
A high-quality Early Years education lays the foundations for children, with a focus on developing the whole child and to ensure ‘school readiness’. The EYFS provides children with a broad range of learning opportunities with the aim to embed firm foundations in the knowledge and skills needed for good future progress. We aim to develop children’s cultural capital so that they are able to engage with society and understand the importance of being a good UK and global citizen. A key priority of the EYFS is to maintain a determined approach to ensure that children learn to read fluently at an age appropriate level.
For more information about our Reception class, please click on the link below which will take you directly to the class page.