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Reception

Curriculum

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework (https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/596629/EYFS_STATUTORY_FRAMEWORK_2017.pdf) which details the learning and development for your child from birth to age 5.  At Broom Barns Nursery, each child’s development is supported by high standards of early education and care.  It underpins all future learning by supporting and fostering the children’s personal, social and emotional well-being.  It encourages positive attitudes and disposition towards learning in the children and promotes learning through play.  We adapt learning themes and topics, responding to the children’s needs and interests.  Please take a look at our regular “Nursery News” to update you on this years topics..

P.E. is on Tuesdays and Thursdays, however, physical development plays an important part in the new Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum and so we may have physical development sessions on other days as well.  Please could you ensure that your child has a named P.E. kit for both indoors and outside (red or white shorts, white T-shirt) in school at all times. Please take out any earrings on these days.

Trips etc

In Reception we plan local trips in response to our class topics and the children’s interests. Past trips have included planting bulbs at Town Centre gardens, tasting food and making pizzas at Pizza Express, visiting Hatfield Park Farm and finding the Gruffalo at Wendover Woods. We also have many visitors to the class including Pets at Home, Stevenage Dog Watch, as well as parents and family members who have told us about their jobs, trained us in first aid and brought in babies or pets for us to meet.