Welcome

Welcome to St Michael's Church of England Primary school's Early Years section of our website.
 
St Michael's is a happy and caring school very much involved with the local Parish and the local community.
We offer a stimulating, structured and creative educational environment in which your child can develop as a whole person.
Starting school is an exciting time and we are here to make sure that both you and your child enjoy the process and feel safe and secure in the knowledge that we provide a child centred and happy learning environment in which to begin their learning journey.
There are lots of advantages to choosing an Early Years unit and in particular St Michael's. We have experienced and well qualified staff working within our unit who have the well being and care of your child at their heart and we have a wonderful and spacious environment, both inside and out, in which your child can grow and learn.
We understand that it is a big step in a child's, and their parent's, life to start school and we are here to ensure that your child goes into Nursery and Reception feeling settled and enthusiastic to learn. One of the advantages of having an Early Years unit is that parents and children get to know staff well and children grow confident and settled.
We hope to see you in school to join us in the many open day opportunities we offer and see our Early Years in action.
 
Cate Mackay - Early Years lead/Assistant Head
 
 
Early Years Curriculum 
 
'Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential.'
Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage - April 2017
 
In our Early Years our practitioners follow the guidance set out in the Statutory Framework for Early Years and in the non-statutory guidance called Early Years guidance which supports practitioners with implementing the statutory guidance of the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage). 

The Foundation Stage is the stage of education for children from birth to the end of the Reception year or age 5.

The Foundation Stage Curriculum is based on the recognition that children learn best through play and active learning.

The curriculum is organised into the seven areas of learning listed below:

PRIME AREAS

  • Personal Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language 

SPECIFIC AREAS

  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design