“St. Michael’s Church of England School, established upon Christian foundations, and living out the Christian faith, is committed to providing every child with an excellent education.”

We promote our Vision through the key words:

‘Create – Equip – Partner’

The ‘Characteristics of Effective Learning’ contribute towards children’s skills for life and independence. These include:-

  • Finding out and exploring
  • Playing with what they know
  • Be willing to have a go
  • Showing concentration and focus
  • Keep on trying
  • Enjoying what they are achieving
  • Having their own ideas
  • Making links
  • Choosing how to carry a task out.

In St. Michael’s Early Years we create many opportunities for children to practice their independent skills. This includes attending to personal hygiene and care; following daily routines such as tidying up after snack time and learning activities; selecting and choosing their own resources; and staying safe in their environment. We develop social skills such as turn taking, sharing resources, following and carrying out instructions, collaborative play, waiting patiently and being kind towards adults and peers.

Below you will find a generic timetable of what is covered each day in Red and Green class. We also give the children a ‘visual timetable’ to share with their family at home and this supports our home school partnership.

Here is some  information for you for this year’s topics and general curriculum offer:

A further point of reference is the weekly class web blogs that the staff write to give an overview of what has taken place along with photos in the gallery.  The latter give a really good photographic snapshot the teaching and learning that takes place.

Here is a photo story of the Early Years in action: