Here at Raynham Primary School, we understand the importance of learning through play. Our aim is to ensure that children have fun every day while learning in a stimulating environment as they grow and develop.

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 many exciting learning opportunities.

The areas of learning have been organised are as follows:

PRIME AREAS OF LEARNING:

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

SPECIFIC AREAS OF LEARNING:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

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

 

Starting School in September 2020:

Starting school can be very daunting for any child. Luckily there is a range of games and activities to help your child get ready.

Here are some games for your child to play:

It’s your first day at school!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhtcvk7/articles/znc9vk7

Game – Bud’s Number Garden

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjkphbk/articles/zd4b382 

Go Jetters: Hero Academy

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games/go-jetters-hero-academy

 

These videos are our favourite for your child:

Time for School

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b04fcc8w/time-for-school 

Primary school life: lunchtime

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4rdrj6 

 

Here is some information for you to help your child:

How to help with the transition from home to school

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfmsxyc

How to get your child’s bedtime routine right

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znhyt39 

Top tips for toilet training

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdv9382

How to build resilience in your child

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbbrrj6

How to help your child be independent

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrg8gwx 

How to help your child make friends at school

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6qtqp3 

Top tips for reading with your child

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7ycbdm

 

Twinkl has this amazing poster to support getting ready for school:

Ready for school poster

 

Pacey – Toolkit to support school readiness:

https://www.pacey.org.uk/partnerships/starting-school-together/