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In the Early Years Foundation Stage at The Federation of Middleham (VA) & Spennithorne (VC) CE Primary Schools, we aspire to provide our children with the best possible start by providing them with a welcoming, safe environment where their learning can flourish. We want all of our children to be happy, confident and inquisitive learners.

We aim to provide a high-quality teaching and learning environment, both indoors and outdoors. We provide our children with a language rich environment with lots of play opportunities in order to develop our children’s language and social skills, as well as developing their confidence and self-esteem.

We provide a balance between structured play activities and adult led sessions. We use a topic-based approach to inspire our pupils’ learning, whilst there are also plenty of opportunities for children to pursue their own interests, ask and answer questions, explore, problem solve and co-operate which helps them to become independent learners.

We also ensure that our children are developing their skills in reading, writing and mathematics. Reading is at the heart of our curriculum as we believe it is the core skill children need to succeed in their education. We teach writing through texts, children have daily phonics sessions, reading sessions and reading challenges are throughout our provision. We also encourage children to read at home as much as possible.

We are committed to giving our children the best possible start to their school life and we work closely with parents and families to guarantee the best possible outcomes for our pupils. We hold celebration events which families are invited to attend and use an online learning journey which allows parents to receive updates about their child’s learning.

As a whole school, our core aims are to provide teaching and learning opportunities through the EYFS curriculum that empowers the children to be:

ASPIRATIONAL

RESPECTFUL

RESILIENT

We believe that by having these three aims at the root, will equip our pupils to LIVE FRUITFUL LIVES and to LEARN, LOVE and GROW.

 

EYFS Long Term Plan 2021 - 2022

EYFS Policy

 


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The Federation of Middleham VA and Spennithorne VC CE Primary Schools

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Middleham
01969 623592

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01969 623474

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About Us

Welcome to a federation of two schools ( Middleham VA and Spennithorne VC CE Primary School). We are proud of our smalls school which cater for children aged from 4 – 11 years old.

We work hard to create an environment that nurtures the whole child and allows them to grow in all aspects of their personality.