This is the name for our Nursery and Reception classes and these classes are made up of our youngest children. Learning in this phase of the school is play-based and involves a balance between ‘child-initiated’ (chosen by the child) and ‘adult-initiated’ (led by an adult) activities. Early Years teachers are supported by a Teaching Assistant who works closely with the children. Early Years education focuses on Key Areas of Learning:
Communication and language
Personal, social and emotional development
Understanding the world
Expressive arts and design
In addition, Early Years classes receive 2.5 hours of play-based activities delivered in Castellano per week, taught by a specialist Spanish teacher.