Early Years comprises of our Nursery and Reception children.
Mrs Royle is the class teacher and Mrs Harrop is a level 3 teaching assistant.
In the mornings KS1 and the EYFS are together for Registration.
The class then separates to address the needs of the children being split between Mrs Royle and Mrs Harrop.
After lunch the EYFS and KS1 children work in the same setting.
The whole school enjoys breaks and lunchtime playing together.
Children who have reached their 3rd birthday are entitled to take up to 15/30 hours funded per week depending on personal circumstances.
These sessions provide valuable learning experiences for pre-school children and they have a thorough grounding and induction into school-life.
Children spend some of their time with reception and KS1 children and start learning sooner. It is also a time for learning through play.
We feel that working with children in mixed age classes has many benefits, including the ability of the teacher to meet individual needs regardless of their Year group. Also there is class stability and continuity making transition into school easier.
Children can spend longer than their 'free' hours at school but these hours are chargeable.