Join us for a morning to see our continuous provision in action in Reception and Year 1 and speak to our outstanding practitioners about how they make it work.
Research and our school experience tells us that young children learn best through play and exploration, this is why we have built on the outstanding Early Years practice found in our Reception class to provide children with independent learning in Year 1. We have found our approach gives the children time to think and explore, and to be fully engaged in their learning all day long.
Benefits of attending
Experience first-hand an exciting and dynamic way to teach young children in a language-rich environment.
Discover how to use continuous provision to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum and the new Ofsted Framework.
Watch the children show high levels of engagement and high levels of well-being.
Understand how to implement this in your school through the effective deployment of skilled practitioners.
Receive exemplar timetables, planning formats and progression documents.
9am – Introduction to our approach from our headteacher, Judith Arkwright.
9:30am – Time to explore both Reception and Year 1 in action both indoors and outdoors.
11:00am – Presentation from our EYFS lead about how we implemented our approach followed by time with our Reception and Year 1 teachers to answer any questions.
12.00 – End of the course
Our classroom environment is set up with cosy corners, engaging learning stations and interactive displays inviting our children to take part in the latest provocation and challenge. The outdoors supports physical development with resources and challenges being on a much larger scale including a mud kitchen and mud pit, large sand pit, as well as a range of large loose parts to create an endless range of structures. Our children are busy and happy!
Every day our children get the chance to be a designer, an artist, a writer, a scientist, a musician, a mathematician, a storyteller, an athlete, geographer or historian.
Carefully planned play-based experiences inspire the children to consolidate their skills, knowledge and understanding enabling them to be independent, resilient learners who motivate themselves to take on the next challenge and push themselves to their limits.
Throughout the environment, both inside and outside, we see busy children actively engaged in a wide range of activities that they themselves have chosen.
What has been said about our approach to child-led learning?
‘The expertly organised provision ensures that all children encounter a range of different experiences that are designed successfully to fascinate and intrigue them’
‘Activities allow children to use numbers, experiment with the properties of objects and exercise their imaginations through painting and building. Staff make best use of learning environments, both inside and out so that children can develop skills in different contexts’
‘Children are encouraged from an early age to choose ambitious challenges for themselves’ OFSTED
‘Teacher focussed tables as part of continuous provision, promote challenge for all’ Wiltshire challenge and support programme
Who should attend?
This course is ideal for Senior Leaders, Key stage 1 teachers and support staff who are committed to providing a rich learning experience for children.