Early Years at Low Moor C. of E. Primary School is happy, fun and exciting! We have a balance between play-based learning, where children access the well-resourced provision areas, and small group or 1:1 work where children learn whilst working with an adult.
We encourage and promote independence in the children, such as putting on and fastening their own coats, tidying up after themselves and independently accessing their own learning in the provision areas.
To ensure children are enthused and excited about their learning, our topics follow a fun and creative approach to learning. All topics begin with an exciting 'hook' to engage the children's interests. We then work through topics towards an end goal where children present the topic in a creative and exciting way. In the past, the children have performed a play for their adults who came into school to watch, recited poems and sang songs, presented their work in a 'museum' and even tested Mrs Broadbent by hosting a quiz where she had to answer questions about the children!
Topics such as 'All About Me', 'Occupations' and 'Our Precious Earth' have allowed children to express their ideas and demonstrate their creative flare. Alongside these topics, we also enhance the provision areas with additional resources that the children are interested in. For example, a child made a crown at home and wore it to school which sparked a mini-topic where the rest of the children made crowns and played with small world castles, knights and horses.
We understand that the children learn in many different ways and having an understanding of early childhood development is very important to us. This allows us to provide the appropriate experiences for children at their developmental stage. Children have access to indoor or outdoor play and can choose to learn inside, or in in our fantastic outdoor provision. Outdoors is accessed in all weathers so that no opportunity for learning is missed!
Mr Kenny and Miss Page