Monday - Thursday
Mrs Vincent, Mrs Barnes Taylor and Mrs Greenway
Otters class is a mixture of EYFS (reception) and year 1 pupils. For the reception children, the teaching is through play, games and adult-led activities. At the start of the EYFS we find out about the children by observing their play, joining with them in play and chatting together. The children then learn through short adult-directed sessions with time to consolidate learning through planned play activities.
As the children move into year 1, they begin to participate in more formal lessons and are encouraged to develop their learning independently. The children enjoy the responsibility of being role models within the class and helping their younger peers, whilst the younger children learn by observing and emulating the older children..
The EYFS curriculum differs from the subjects taught across the rest of the school in years 1 to 6. There are three prime areas of learning:
• communication and language
• physical development
• personal, social and emotional development
And four specific areas of learning
• understanding the world
• expressive arts and design
The curriculum is taught through termly topics. Some areas may also be taught discretely out with the termly topics.