Welcome to our Early Years Foundation Stage page!
Here you can find out about what we are learning, important events and what Early Years is all about.
Our teachers are Miss Meehan (Nursery) and Mrs Sedgwick (Reception)
Our teaching assistants are Miss Robinson and Miss Russell
We offer in our nursery setting either a morning or afternoon place, or a 30 hour placement. Please feel free to speak to Miss Cooper in the school office about the type of provision you would like to access at St. Clare’s Primary.
Please don’t hesitate to speak to any member of our team if you have an concerns/queries.
At St. Clare’s we empower every individual to aim high and reach further. Together we work in partnership with our community to help each person develop the skills needed to face their future and to help them become TERRIFIC citizens whose values are grounded in the Catholic Christian caring ethos we promote. Through effective assessment we can measure the progress of each child on their learning journey.
At St Clare’s Primary School, our curriculum is designed to be creative, inspiring, challenging, and memorable and to provide all children with opportunities to expand their horizons and develop skills that will enable them to be confident, successful learner who will reach their full potential.
Although the Curriculum sets out academic expectations, we want more for our children. In order to enrich their learning and meet the high expectations that we have for them, four main drivers underpin our curriculum ensuring that it is enriched, personalised and aspirational;. These are ‘Honesty, Independence, Growth and Happiness’.
An integral aspect of the curriculum is that children are prepared for the future – during their time in the school, they become fantastic role models and the very best version of themselves. Their individual identity is valued and our children are kind and caring while also aspiring to be the best that they can be in whatever area they choose to pursue. We believe that every child is unique – they all have the potential to achieve; and our broad, varied curriculum allows every child to excel now and in the future based upon their own personal strengths, interests and core values.
From their different starting points, all children will make good progress academically, emotionally, creatively, socially and physically. Knowledge, understanding and skills will be secured and embedded so that children attain highly and are fully prepared for their time outside of the Foundation Stage.
Nursery wear red polo shirts with either a grey skirt/trousers or alternatively blank joggers. Reception children wear white polo shirts instead of red. Children in EYFS can wear summer dresses or grey shorts in the summer. (summer uniform is Easter to October half term each year). Please make sure all of your child’s clothes and shoes are clearly labelled with their name to avoid anything going missing. Please also ensure coats and PE kits are clearly labelled. (PE kits are only needed for reception children) No earrings or jewellery please.
Please send your child with a water bottle to use in class, clearly marked with their name (Water only please). The water bottles will go home each day and be brought back to school the following morning.
Nursery Session Times
Drop off – 8.45
Pick up– 11:45
Please ensure that your child is dropped off/ picked up within the specified times to minimise disruption and ensure that our staff can set up for the next session and get the half hour lunch that they are entitled to. If you are running late then please drop off and pick up via the main school entrance.
Drop off– 12.30
Pick up – 3:00-3.30
What are we learning about?
This half term our topic is Where we live. We will be learning all about the the place we live in, starting with where we live and the things around us. As well as this we will learn about Diwali and Christmas.