Our Vision for Early Years
In the Timothy Hackworth Primary School our children in Early Years are happy. They are excited and motivated to learn through rich and challenging learning experiences; opportunities to explore and take risks, and first-hand experiences.
We have high ambitions for all our children and recognise that children have different starting points to their learning. We plan according to children’s stage of development so all can thrive and develop. We aim for children to be well-rounded individuals who are independent, resilient, and confident in themselves and with others.
Our partnership with parents means that parents have the opportunity to work closely with our Early Years staff to support children’s transition into the setting, either in the 2 year olds, Nursery or Reception. We would like parents to feel secure in the knowledge that their child is well cared for and happy at school. Our parents are welcome to be actively involved in their children’s learning in school and are able to share learning experiences through ‘stay and play’ sessions, learning journeys, volunteering for instance at Forest School, educational visits and parent workshops. We recognise that parents contributions to judgements about children’s development. We use this information to support our assessments and share information about what children need to do next to develop and thrive.
What is it like in the Early Years on a day to day basis?
Every day, we provide opportunities for children to come together to share their experiences and have fun.
Our children are happy, proud and feel secure knowing that we celebrate their successes and value their achievements. The curriculum is centred around children’s interests with a balance of child-initiated and adult-led learning.
Our learning environment both inside and outside facilitates child-initiated play and provides children with carefully planned opportunities which allow children to explore, create and learn through exciting, stimulating, interactive and accessible resources.
Role of our Early Years practitioners and teachers
We are a united team with play-based child centred learning at the heart of our practice. We aim to communicate and work cooperatively with parents and carers to support our children’s development.
Rights Respecting in Early Years
The ‘Convention on the Rights of the Child’ is an agreement written by the member countries of the United Nations about the rights of children and young people. It is often referred to as the ‘CRC’.
The CRC lists over 40 rights belonging to children and young people called ‘Articles’, including, the right to a good quality education (Article 28) and the right to play, rest and leisure (Article 31).
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