The Early Years
To provide a secure, stimulating and happy environment, in which children flourish and build a life long love of learning.
To provide an engaging, nurturing and thought-provoking space both inside and outside in which to develop intellectual, emotional and social skills.
To build strong relationships with parents to ensure a seamless transition in to our school and support the education and wellbeing of our pupils.
We aim to provide the children at King's Court with a happy and safe space in which they can thrive as individuals.
To provide them with a learning space that offers endless opportunities to develop their learning.
To support the children to become resilient, enthusiastic and determined learners.
To develop a love of learning that they will take with them through the rest of the school.
To promote a love of being outside and using the outdoor area to continue and enhance our learning.
To support the children's personal, social and emotional needs to become independent, caring and valued individuals.
To support the children to learn the fundamental skills needed to be successful readers, writers and mathematicians.
"Play is the highest form of research." Albert Einstein
We provide the children with a balance of adult led and child led learning within an environment which is set up to encourage their independence by easily accessing the resources they require to lead their learning.
The children have access to both our indoor and outdoor provision for the majority of our day and we also offer a set outdoor learning session.
We use Development Matters as a guide to plan for exciting, engaging, differentiated adult led sessions across the curriculum. We follow the Ruth Miskin accredited phonic scheme to teach the fundamental skills of reading and writing and the White Rose scheme of learning to develop early mathematical skills.
Our skilled team of practitioners engage and interact with the children within their child led learning to support their development and offer challenge to their learning developing their resilience and determination in a safe and supported way.
We offer plentiful opportunities for children to develop the key skills of communication and language through well planned role play areas, small world resources for children to develop their own stories and activities which excite the children to talk with their peers and adults.
We celebrate achievements throughout the day and within our celebration assembly at the end of the week. Children feel valued and listened to as they have the opportunity to share their celebrations, achievements and activities through photographs from home.
To support a seamless transition and build vital relationships we offer stay and play visits to our new starters and their families, arrange visits to the children's current settings and meet with them in the safety of their own home.
Nationally, we are required to complete the baseline assessment within the first 6 weeks of the child joining us and report on the child's learning and development based on the Early Learning Goals towards the end of the Reception year.
Through the nature of our day we are always interacting with the children and providing them with support and next steps within their learning. We record any wow moments on post-it notes and by sharing on the child's portfolio on Class Dojo.