The Brigg Infant School

The Brigg Infant School

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Term 1 Information for Parents and Carers

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Child Led Learning in Reception


At The Brigg Infants we believe in the importance of learning in Reception as the foundation for future academic achievement and we recognise that interest and engagement of the children plays a pivotal role in this.

 We have developed a planning structure which allows us to reflect the Early Years Principles.


 A Unique Child

· We ensure that all children feel safe and secure within our Foundation Stage Unit. Three teachers work within the Unit and oversee the development of the children ensuring opportunities for all areas of development and cultural diversity are planned and delivered.

Positive Relationships

· Each child within the Unit has an adult who looks after their wellbeing and tracks their progress closely. The staff work hard to build relationships with all the children within the Unit and meet regularly to discuss observations and plan next steps. A strong relationship between parents and staff is promoted, this begins with home visits the term before the children start and continues through informal chats, parent/child activity craft sessions, parent consultations, internet safety meeting, new parent party and Big Read sessions. Parents are encouraged to contribute towards their child’s learning journey by writing WOW moments and sending them into school to be shared in class.

 Enabling Environments

· The Foundation Stage Unit has been set up to encourage the use of the three environments as a seamless flow. The two indoor classrooms have been planned to enable children to explore the resources available to them independently and initiate their own learning from them. The outdoor environment has been developed as a reflection of the indoor classrooms to enable the children who prefer to learn outside the same learning opportunities. Throughout the day the staff within the Unit observe the learning taking place. They use these observations to plan the children’s next steps in learning, this informs the weekly planning.

Learning and Development

· Within the EYFS Curriculum learning and development is identified within the three characteristics of learning. These characteristics must be reported on to parents at the end of the year.