EYFS & Key Stage 1
Hello everyone! Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 page.
If your child is coming in to Delphini Class (Russell Campus) or Nova Class (St Richard Reynolds Campus) then they must be between the ages of 4-7 and either starting school for the first time or transferring from another placement or home. Firstly, it is absolutely normal to feel anxious or uncertain and equally normal to feel relieved and excited for your child to be starting school. Whatever emotion you are feeling; we will be here to support you!
Our class groups range in size, need and abilities. We are proud to be an area of strength within the school. We have only taken EYFS and KS1 pupils for the last 4 years and have thoroughly enjoyed growing in size and watching our youngest pupils flourishing. We have been following the Development Matters framework and tracking progress on an online app called ‘Tapestry’. However, this September (2020) we are joining the rest of the school with our own personalised Strathmore Framework that has been specifically written for our cohort of students.
You will be able to see your child’s learning and progress on an app called ‘Earwig’ which you will have access to from home. Once all of the children are settled into their new classes, we welcome parents into class and open our doors for ‘stay and play’ sessions and give opportunities for you to observe some of our techniques and strategies. We look forward to seeing all of the new faces in our department.