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All maintained schools in England we will be required by government to teach the revised National Curriculum from September 2014.

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” Plutarch 46-120 AD

The Early Years Team at Winton are the Nursery and Reception Class.  The classes in the school are named after the planets in the solar system. Reception is the beginning of a child’s learning journey. Skills that they use as they grow and progress are based in the Early Years. The reception class is called Sun Class because their learning revolves around the key experiences and skills they receive in Reception, just as the solar system revolves around the sun. Our Nursery is called Little Stars, as they are their own little suns waiting to grow and develop.

The Early Years Team are committed to creating a love of learning in all children our aims are-

  • To provide a broad and balanced curriculum for every child to develop the building blocks for future learning
  • To plan a curriculum that is relevant, fun and based on real experience
  • To provide first hand experiences to put their learning into context
  • To provide a safe and secure learning environment
  • To develop confidence , independence and self esteem
  • To encourage and motivate children to become independent learners
  • To support children on the first steps of their learning journey
  • To provide a range of learning opportunities such as solitary play, independent group play, adult supported play, adult directed learning and discrete teaching
  • To develop social skills and relationships
  • To reflect the diversity of social and cultural backgrounds in the class
  • To provide a free flow curriculum where learning happens inside and outside
  • Take children interests and use them to plan relevant activities
  • To provide children with a secure grounding in preparation for year 1

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