At Raynham Primary School, we understand that being two is lots of fun. Our aim is to ensure that the children begin to develop their independence by being supported in a nurturing environment. The transition from home to school can be very scary for some children and we work with parents and carers to ensure that everybody feels secure and confident, as they begin their school journey.

We provide an enabling environment with many activities and opportunities to help develop children’s learning while encouraging them to explore, seek challenges and solve problems as they enjoy their day.

Our Early Years and Foundation stage curriculum is based on the EYFS profile and Development Matters. We incorporate the children’s interests through various themes ensuring that the curriculum combines learning both in and outside of the classroom and children experience exciting learning opportunities.

The areas of learning have been organised into three prime areas of learning and four specific areas of learning. In Pre-School we focus on developing the Prime Areas, to ensure the children have a stable foundation for their school life.

PRIME AREAS OF LEARNING:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal and Social Development

THE CHARACTERISTICS OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:

We provide many opportunities for children to learn in the Early Years setting through the teacher’s planning and children’s activities.

The three characteristics of effective teaching and learning are:

  • Playing and exploring – children have the opportunity to investigate and experience a range of activities and are encouraged to ‘have a go’
  • Active learning – children concentrate and develop resilience when they encounter difficulties, and enjoy their achievements
  • Creating and thinking critically – children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for completing a task.