Children start in Reception (Foundation 2) and continue to follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.
The Reception classes share an indoor space and an outdoor play area to which they have access on a 'free-flow' basis.
We work closely with the local pre-school provision and we offer a range of transition opportunities prior to the children starting school in September.
The programme includes :
- a parents' information evening.
- visits by Foundation Stage staff to other settings to meet the children and to talk to the staff.
- visits to Epworth Primary Academy.
- an offer of an individual home visit.
We find that this programme enables the children to settle in very well and make a smooth transition into school.