- EYFS Leader/Reception Teacher – Mrs Lacle
- Nursery Teacher – Mrs Ross
- Support Staff – Miss Herbert, Mrs Ray, Mrs Yelogru, Miss Yeo, and Miss Cann.
It is very important that our children get the best start to their education at Longlands School and we believe that our Nursery and Reception classes provide just that. Our Early years setting ignites children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, staff form great relationships with both children and families. As a result, children thrive.
We have a busy, fun and nurturing environment that is well equipped to be able to help the children develop a range of skills academically and socially.
The children have daily opportunities to play with a range of resources inside and outdoors. Adults also lead sessions where children focus on a particular area of learning, such as Phonics or Mathematics.
Teachers plan activities that are related to children’s interests and an exciting and stimulating environment is provided with learning through play being central to all that we do.
Longlands Primary School ensures that all children attending our Early Years Foundation Stage have a personal learning journal which records photographs, observations, comments and assessments in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage. To this we use Tapestry, which is a secure online Learning Journal system. Tapestry is used to develop up a record of each child’s interests and achievements during their time in the EYFS and Year 1.
Topics are planned that follow the children’s interests, capture their imagination and develop their learning in the following areas:
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts and design
We also follow the Jigsaw scheme of work brings together Personal, Social, Health and Economic education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development. Each half term there is a different focus, such as ‘Being Me My World’, ‘Healthy Me’ and ‘Dreams and Goals’.