Early Years

In the Early Years at Yapton CE School, we aim to provide the highest quality care and education for all our children, thereby giving them a strong foundation for their future learning. We create a safe and happy environment with motivating and enjoyable learning experiences that enable children to become confident and independent. We value the individual child and work alongside parents/carers and others to meet their needs and help every child to reach their full potential.

We plan an exciting and challenging curriculum based on our observation of children’s needs, interests, and stages of development across the seven areas of learning to enable the children to achieve and exceed the early learning goals. 

All seven areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected and are therefore taught with a cross curricular approach. It is important that the Characteristics of Learning (engagement through playing and exploring, being motivated through active learning and creating and thinking critically,) that underpin these curriculum areas are specifically planned for. Skills such as independence, curiosity, resilience, collaboration, and reflection are critical for success as a 21st century learner.

 To ensure each child settles happily and with confidence into Year R we have a comprehensive induction programme. This includes; home visits, play mornings, visits to pre-school settings and open evenings for parents.

We recognise the importance of building close home-school relationships. Parents/carers often help their child to settle each morning passing information about learning progress between home and school through face to face conversations, email and in our weekly learning letters.