Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
Welcome to Colham Manor
Early Years Foundation Stage
Aspire, Achieve, Thrive
Hello and welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) section of our website. My name is Miss Williams and I am the EYFS Lead here at Colham Manor Primary School. Our mission at Colham Manor Primary School is to inspire children to achieve more than they ever believed possible. We strive to give children a strong foundation to grow, explore and achieve as learners and we want them to feel happy, safe and secure, in an enabling environment where everyone is valued and respected. We are committed to developing positive relationships where children’s well-being is paramount. We want children to feel nurtured and that they have a voice. In both the Early Years and Year 1 we ensure that the opportunities we provide are inclusive for all and we believe that every child has the right to achieve their full potential.
It is our responsibility in the EYFS to introduce and embed our 5 values;
as well as promoting our 3 steps to success;
In the Nursery (N Newton) we have a seventy-five child session capacity with five different session times on offer. Please refer to our prospectus for more information. The Nursery is split into different groups; Badgers, Hedgehogs, Foxes & Squirrels and will be led by one or more of our highly dedicated Early Years Practitioners.
In Reception we have three classes; R Grey-Thompson, R Darwin & R Seacole, all of which have a class capacity of thirty full-time children. Our Reception classes each have their own classroom which are connected by a shared area as well as a large outdoor garden. Within each class, children will be split into smaller groups for completing smaller group work.
These groups are; Dragonflies, Ladybirds, Butterflies, Bee's & Caterpillars for Explorer sessions and Circles, Triangles, Squares, Rectangles and Pentagons for Maths sessions.
Both the Nursery and Reception classes have a full time teacher and teaching assistant. We have a team of highly skilled Early Years Teachers, Early Years Practitioners and Teaching Assistants, who have a sound understanding of early child development and a wealth of experience working within this age group.
We also recognise the importance of parental engagement and how important it is to share the school experiences your child has with us, with you. Therefore, we have recently introduced a communicative application, Seesaw. Parents have loved having an insight into their child's school day, please take a look at the tab 'Seesaw' to learn more!
I hope this page answers any questions you may have and enables you an insight into our wonderful Early Years Foundation Stage.
I invite you to browse through our Early Years Prospectus to learn more about us and all that we can offer your family. We pride ourselves on being a warm, welcoming school and look forward to working together to aspire, to achieve and to thrive, with overall wellbeing and best outcomes for all children at the forefront of our minds at all times.
EYFS Lead & Nursery Teacher.
Please click on our Early Years Prospectus tab and more that are located at the top of this page for more information on our Early Years Foundation Stage.