At St Barnabas we take children from Reception upwards. At this age, children are in the final year of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). We work in very close partnership with the Leeman Road Playgroup which is next door to our Reception Class.
We follow the requirements of the EYFS curriculum set out in the Statutory Framework for the EYFS.
Most of the learning in the Reception Class takes place through the varied areas of provision, both inside and outside. Children have direct access to an enclosed outdoor area and can choose to do their learning outdoors for a large part of the day if they wish. EYFS staff work with children in their chosen areas to support learning. The Reception Class is always a very busy and lively place learn!