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EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage)

Our Early Years has one Reception class headed by Miss hakimi who is new to our team.  We have a strong belief in an excellent and well-developed curriculum based on strong academic foundations and the importance of play. 

The Early Years Curriculum is followed in the Reception Class.  This follows on from nurseries and pre-schools work.  It has the following areas of learning – the prime areas of physical development, communication and language and Personal and Social Education and the specific area of reading and writing, number and shape, space and measure, knowledge and understanding of the world and creative arts. We believe that children learn best when they feel safe, happy and inspired to learn.  Our planning and environment are key to that.  The children learn through play, direct teaching, guided group work and their own exploration.  Our Reception children are happy and love their school.  They enjoy learning about key texts such as the Bear Hunt and Goldilocks.  Learning is an exciting adventure and this is evident in their work and play.

Come and see us in action by visiting the school.  Phone 01273.418850 to make an appointment.

Please click the image below for our current curriculum letter:


Some FAQS For Starting EYFS at Brackenbury. We know you will have many questions regarding your child starting school, in addition to these FAQs there are plenty of opportunities to gain information and ask questions.

Useful links which inform our practice:

Teaching and play in the early years – a balancing act? Results of a survey commissioned by Ofsted.


 PLAY and the revised EYFS 




ABC Does. A great website with an informative blog about Early Years provision and ideas for things you could try at home.


Q: Will my child visit the school before they start?

A: Absolutely! Around June time you child will be invited in for an afternoon or morning to meet their teacher and other adults who will be working with them. You will attend a talk from the Headteacher. If you are unable to attend you are welcome to arrange another time to pop in with your child.

Q: Are there any other opportunities for you to meet me and/or my child?

A: Yes, we will visit your child at nursery or pre-school before the summer. We will spend some time playing with them and speak to their key worker. This not only enables you child to have an opportunity to meet their teacher on their "home ground" but also enables us to find out about how your child prefers to play and learn. We use this information to plan the environment to meet the needs of all children. We will also come to your home for a "home visit" just before your child starts school in September. This is a very special opportunity for you to have some time with your child's teacher to talk about the interests and needs of your child.

Q: Will my child get water/milk/a snack?

Every child should bring in a water bottle which they can access this at any time. Every child in reception is entitled to a free piece of fruit, these change daily on a timetable organised by the fruit provider. You can, if you wish, send your own fruit snack. Please note fruit is the only snack children will be allowed. Your child is entitled to a carton of milk each day until their 5th birthday, after that you will be able to choose to pay for it. Whether it is free or not you MUST sign up for it here. It is provided by an external company and they only bring enough milk for those who have signed up. Unfortunately if your child's name is not on the list (even if they are still 4) we will be unable to provide your child with a carton of milk. You DO NOT need to sign up anywhere to recieve a snack.


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