Pipers Corner

Early Years at Pipers Corner

In the Reception Class at Pipers Corner we believe that every child is a unique child who is constantly learning and has the ability to be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.

We aim to create an environment in which the children learn and develop, providing experiences which relate to their individual needs. We foster a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers. The Reception children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships and a stimulating and happy atmosphere.

There are seven areas of learning and development that comprise the curriculum framework:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

These areas however cannot be delivered in isolation; they are all equally important and depend upon one another to support a rounded approach to a child’s learning and development. All seven areas are used to plan the teaching and activities to ensure that every child has the opportunity to reach their full and unique potential.

It is important to emphasise that at Pipers Corner we also teach the children how to become learners:

  • through playing and exploring, they become engaged, curious and willing to try new things.
  • through active learning, they learn to be motivated and persistent and to enjoy a sense of achievement.
  • by creating and thinking critically, they develop their thinking skills so that they can have their own ideas, make links between their experiences and make decisions and choices in their learning.

Formal and academic activities take place alongside child initiated learning and are available where possible both inside and outside.

Alongside the EYFS curriculum all Reception children have timetabled specialist lessons with a specialist teacher. These are: Forest School, French, Dance, Drama, Music, Physical Education and Swimming.

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