tHE EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE
INFORMATION FOR nURSERY AND RECEPTION
"Pupils played co-operatively and for sustained periods of time. There was lots of pupil-to-pupil interaction." Education consultant
"I feel as if my children are supported both academically and emotionally. Teachers make time to talk if I needed and each member of staff is very approachable. My children are happy, so I’m happy." MV parent
"I love coming to school. Learning new things every day and seeing my friends." MV pupil
"Morley Victoria is my special place!" MV Pupil
"Proud to work as part of the EYFS team." MV staff
A child’s learning journey at Morley Victoria can start in the Early Years Foundation Stage. We pride ourselves in providing an excellent education in Nursery and Reception and we always like to welcome new children and families to our school. If you are considering putting your child’s name down for a place at Morley Victoria, please do come for a visit – one of our senior leaders will be delighted to show you round. We like to share lots of information about our school to help you to decide whether Morley Victoria is the right place for you. We hope that you will get a true and positive feel for our school.
If you choose Morley Victoria and are offered a place, we ensure that our welcome process is thorough. We like to visit families at home and we invite you to come to stay and play to help you settle in. We believe that if we work together then a child’s experience of starting school can be extremely positive and happy. We work hard to ensure that this good relationship extends all the way through school with our open door policy.
Our children always make an excellent start to their school journey because we ensure that the children receive a warm welcome and that they settle well thanks to the excellent relationships that we form in the very early days. We have the same high expectations of every child who walks through the door and that is to achieve their very best whilst at our school. Levels of need are identified very quickly and support put in place where needed. Our classrooms (indoors and outdoors) are exciting and purposeful; a place where children enjoy spending time and where they can thrive. Behaviour in our EYFS is excellent because children become engrossed in their learning, They are taught to have good manners and to be kind and supportive of one-another.
The EYFS curriculum is highly ambitious, exciting, inspiring and motivating. It is very diverse and this is represented in a variety of ways in the areas of provision you will see both indoors and outdoors at Morley Victoria. Phonics, reading and early mathematical skills are prioritised alongside a wide range of other activities to spark curiosity, creativity and imagination.
In Nursery “Busy Bee Challenges” and in Reception “Morley Victoria Missions” are set up, these are devised to explore, develop and perfect particular learning outcomes. During the school day there is a balance of child-led learning and adult-directed tasks which are carefully planned to practise a particular skill. The children’s progress is recorded and tracked using an online learning journal which parents are encouraged to view and contribute to. These observations and next steps will then feed in to future activities to ensure the children’s learning is progressing.
The children in our EYFS make very good progress during their time here which lays the foundations for the next part of their school career and the children are always well prepared for their move to Year 1.
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‘50 Things to do before you’re 5’ helps children from 0-5years old become school ready. It has been developed with families to produce a fun resource that offers a wide range of enjoyable experiences that builds skills, develops language and supports brain development in young children. Watch the video for more information: