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Early Years Foundation Stage

Welcome to Reception (Early Years Foundation Stage)

Starting school is a big mile stone in our lives not just for a child but their whole family. At The Vaynor we aim to make this a fun and exciting time as we know how important it is to continue the learning journey that you as parents have already begun with your child.

Every child deserves to:

  • enjoy and achieve!
  • be healthy
  • stay safe
  • make a positive contribution
  • achieve economic well-being

As a team we work hard to plan new and exciting activities that will enable each child to access all the areas of learning and development; looking carefully at the skills the children need to learn, then planning alongside the children to find out what they would like to learn next and what topics interest them.

We use a range of strategies to support learning including whole class teaching, small group activities and one-to-one intervention. We believe children become successful learners when implementing their knowledge during their learning through play.

Learning through play gives us the opportunity to play alongside, model and observe the children to develop and support what they need as individual learners. We work in partnership with parents and love to celebrate those special moments that make you proud of your child. 

Please stay and take a look around the gallery and other areas of this site.

RJD - Mrs Jo Downing (who is also Early Years Leader) and Mrs Jo Merrick.
RCC - Mrs Christina Collett and Mrs Yvonne Hardacre and Mrs Tina Gittins.
RCD - Mrs Charlotte Deacon and Mrs Cathy Lees.

If you have any concerns regarding your child, please feel free to contact your class teacher through your child's communication diary. If you feel the matter has not been resolved please contact Mrs Downing, who is the EYFS leader.