Create – Equip – Partner
St Michael’s is a school where little people start on a big learning journey adventure! The children who join us in Reception will discover a place where they truly belong in a safe and nurturing ‘home away from home’.
At St Michael’s we take a holistic approach to teaching and learning. We focus on developing children’s social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and physical abilities. We encourage inquisitive young minds to blossom through experiences that allow them to question, wonder, inquire, experiment, explore and discover. Experienced teachers ensure challenging and creative learning experiences which place children at the very heart of all they do. We aim to stimulate and encourage children’s development and establish a love of learning within a safe and secure Christian environment.
The Foundation Stage Curriculum is based on seven areas of learning consisting of:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development,
- Physical Development,
- Communication and Language,
- Expressive Arts and Design,
- Understanding the World.
Children learn through their play with a combination of child initiated and teacher led learning opportunities both indoors and outdoors. We use the EYFS Development Matters document to plan purposeful play opportunities, which create the enabling environment necessary for the children to display the Characteristics of Effective Learning.
Please look at the links below to find out more about our amazing Early Years.
We have lots of fun in Early Years. Please click on some of the links to find out what we get up to!
- Early Years Pupil Voice: “I Love Reception Because…” Quotes
- Early Years in Action: A Photo Story
- Life In the Early Years Through Photographs