The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
Information for Nursery and Reception
A child’s learning journey at Birchfield Primary School can start in the Early Years Foundation Stage. We pride ourselves in providing an excellent education in Nursery and Reception and we always like to welcome new children and families to our school.
Unfortunately, due to COVID, we are currently not showing any parents around our School. However, if you are considering putting your child’s name down for a place at Birchfield, please do give us a call – we will happily discuss any questions or queries over the phone. We like to share lots of information about our school to help you to decide whether Birchfield is the right place for you.
If you are offered a place, we ensure that our welcome process is thorough. Due to COVID, we currently cannot visit families at home or invite you to come to stay and play. However, we do have Zoom meetings prior to your child starting so that you can discuss any queries or concerns and so that the children can meet the team. We also add our children to Class Dojo and Tapestry prior to them starting in our unit so that the teachers can read stories/set challenges for the children so that they can make relationships and ease the transition into school.
We believe that if we work together then a child’s experience of starting school can be extremely positive and happy. We work hard to ensure that this good relationship extends all the way through school with our open door policy.
Within Birchfield Primary Foundation Unit, we promote a love of learning within a safe and happy school environment. Every child is unique and important to us. Within the framework of the Foundation Stage Curriculum, we provide a creative and challenging curriculum and environment which encourages the children in our care to grow their learning, confidence and self-esteem.
In our unit at Birchfield, you will see a variety of learning in the areas of provision that are both indoors and outdoors. During the school day there is a balance of child-led learning and adult-directed tasks which are carefully planned to practise a particular skill. The children’s progress is recorded and tracked using an online learning journal called Tapestry, which parents are encouraged to view and contribute to. These observations and next steps will then feed in to future activities to ensure the children’s learning is progressing.
If you would like some ideas and activities please visit:
Please see our Class Pages for our Remote Learning or click here:
The EYFS Co-ordinator is Miss Dolby who can be contacted by completing the form below.