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The EYFS Team
St Bernadette Class- Mrs Hopkins and Mrs Sullivan
St Clare Class- Mrs Hurley and Mrs Brooker
Here at St Bartholomew's, the staff and children are really proud of our Early Years Foundation Stage and love coming to school to learn.
Learning in Reception is a balance of child-initiated play and adult led sessions. We believe that this leads to the best levels of progress and well-being for our children, and we ensure this is achieved by building on the children’s interests, motivation and developmental stage. We teach Phonics, Maths and Literacy daily in short sessions on the carpet. The remainder of the day is mainly self-directed, with children leading their learning through play and adults responding in order to move learning forward.
The Reception classrooms are organised to allow children to explore and learn securely, safely and independently. There are spaces where the children can be active and areas where they can be quiet. The classrooms are set up to enable children to independently find and locate equipment and resources to aid their learning in whichever way possible.