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Learning in Early Years

Our Aims in Ash Class are:

To provide a caring, welcoming setting in which parents/carers and children feel safe, secure and have a sense of belonging.

To provide a stimulating and exciting environment that encourages children to play and learn from new experiences.

To provide opportunities for children to develop as individuals, become independent and develop enquiring minds.

To enable children to experience success and be satisfied in what they do.

To develop positive links between home, school and the community.


How we will achieve this:

We will ensure that Ash Class is safe, secure and attractive for the children.

We will provide them with a variety of activities each day, based on their own interests and monitor their wellbeing and involvement to ensure they develop in each area of learning.

Children’s achievements will be celebrated and valued through positive praise, encouragement and displays.

Staff will be sensitive and caring to all children’s needs.

Parents/carers will be given opportunities to have meetings about their child and can discuss any issues with staff on a day-to-day basis.

Each child will be given equal opportunities for development and treated as an individual regardless of gender, race, disability, cultural background and social circumstances.

Outdoor Learning:

The outside area is available for the children to access throughout the day. Modern research has established that,


‘Movement is the common denominator which steers the development of the young’.


The varying rates of development between children confirm that they need to be given opportunities to develop through planned outdoor play. Through such activities children will explore the environment, develop their motor skills, their ideas and take risks. In Reception your child is appropriately supervised and it is our responsibility to address obvious safety issues. However, it is recognised that risk-taking is an important element of play and physical development and occasional bumps and bruises may occur. Childhood is about falling down and being helped to be brave, strong and physically active.


Our outdoor area gives children ample opportunities to develop their gross motor skills and includes a climbing frame, sandpit, a minibeast area and a garden for growing plants and vegetables.