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    Our Early Years Provision


    'In the early years, the curriculum provides children with strong foundations in all seven areas of learning and development. Leaders design children’s learning with ambition.
    They have thought very carefully about what children need to experience so that they are ready for what they will do in Year 1 and beyond.'

    Ofsted, September 2023:

    Outstanding Early Years Provision

    The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) at Thomas Fairchild Community school consists of our Nursery and Reception classes. Both classes are taught by experienced, qualified staff who follow our own Early Years curriculum, which we have developed in accordance with the EYFS Statutory Framework (2023) and the non-statutory guidance, Development Matters (2023) and Birth to 5 Matters.

    What is our teaching approach in the Early Years?
    • A mix of engaging child-initiated and adult-led activities;
    • A balance of carefully planned purposeful play and direct teaching;
    • Exciting learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom;
    • Exposure to a wealth of rich language through a wide range of books and quality, meaningful interactions;
    • Caring, kind staff who model positive learning behaviours;
    • Learning environments that inspire and excite;
    • Support to manage emotions and personal relationships;
    • Individualised, inclusive learning that takes into account each child’s unique interests and needs.
    Our curriculum overviews:

    Our community groups:

    Our Monday morning music session is a great place to develop early language skills in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. We sing, dance, explore music instruments and socialise with other children and families. Our wonderful music teacher really has the magic touch!