Welcome to Peakirk-cum-Glinton Primary School. We hope you have a happy and positive first year in school. Staff in the Foundation class are Miss Walsham, Mrs Tawn and Mrs Ringham, as well as Mrs Stevens teaching on a Thursday afternoon.
In Reception, we follow the Early Years Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, published in March 2014 by the DfES. This Framework specifies the requirement for learning and development in the Early Years and provides specific areas of learning we must cover in our curriculum. These areas are:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development Physical Development Communication and Language development Literacy Mathematics Understanding the World Expressive Arts and Design
A vital aspect in the development of essential knowledge and skills is the use of continuous provision. This means that children are using and developing certain skills throughout the year on a daily/weekly basis. Continuous Provision practice and principles begin in Early Years Foundation Stage and support children to develop key life skills such as independence; innovation; creativity, enquiry; analysis and problem solving.
In the Foundation Stage we aim to make the children's learning as active as possible with a balance of adult and child initiated activities and an emphasis of learning through play. Observations on individual children take place informing the adults of each child's next step and we aim to develop and extend the children' s interests and motivations.