EYFS at Burrough Green C of E Primary School
We realise that your decision on where to send your child is a very difficult one in normal circumstances and especially so in the current situation. It is really hard to give you a sense of what it is like in Class 1 at BGPS through words and pictures alone so we will happily answer any questions you may have if you contact us.
We have lovely, dedicated staff at Burrough Green that are committed to providing the best possible learning environment to allow every child to flourish and grow. We work closely with our families to develop strong relationships as it is our belief that in order for children to learn they need to be happy and feel safe. We use an online learning tool that allows us to communicate freely with our families, allowing them to feel fully involved in the development of their child.
Throughout the year we work towards the Early Learning Goals, with a strong emphasis on learning through exploration and play. Our classroom and outside area is well-resourced giving children challenge as well as the opportunity to practice and develop key skills in a way that is appropriate for where each individual is in their learning journey.
Depending on numbers, we have a mixture of reception and year 1 in the class. This enriches the experiences for both year groups – the reception children have role models to learn alongside and the Y1s develop confidence as they become experts.
There is so much more I could write…. Do feel free to give us a ring and arrange a chat or socially-distanced visit if you would like to.
Mrs Alice Leadbeter EYFS Leader
The majority of our new children attend Burrough Green playgroup, which is held in the renovated listed building, adjacent to the Reception classroom.Playgroup children are also invited to have school lunches and stay for some afternoons in the term before they start school.This strengthens the school-playgroup link and has the clear advantage of smoothing the transition into school life as the children are already familiar with the building and the staff.
Children due to start school are invited into Class 1 for short periods during the second half of the summer term. Also at this time, parents will be invited to attend an open evening to explain how the Reception Class operates, and to answer questions.