Open days for prospective Reception children (Sept. 2020) are: Wednesday 6th November at 1.30pm and Wednesday 27th November at 1.30pm and 6pm

Early Years Foundation Stage Crinnis and Polmear

Early Years School Day

8.30                             KS1 School Gates Opens

9.00                            Registration

9.05                            Read Write Inc

10 - 10.15                    Snack time

10.15 - 11am                 Independent Learning (child initiated play and opportunity for small group tasks)

11- 11:40am                  Whole Class maths input

11:45 - 12:45                Lunch

12.45                           Afternoon sessions start

12.45 - 1:15                 Topic input

1:15 -2:30                    Independent Learning (child initiated play and small group tasks)

2:30                             Story and learning review       

3.05                             School Closes


  •         Children arriving later than 9am may be classified as absent.
  •         Children in Reception and Key Stage 1 bring their bags straight into school and then go out           to play. 
  •         If your child arrives later than 9.00am please take them to the school office to be                       registered.
  •         Please ensure that you are at school to pick up your child at 3.15pm, if you are late                       collecting your child, they will be looked after until 3:35 and then taken to After School Club.
We love learning outdoors. We are currently developing our outdoor space. We enjoy exploring and using the mud kitchen as well as water, sand and large construction. We have a fantastic Wild Area on the school grounds. We visit this whenever we can. We have an outdoor learning session every Thursday where we enjoy climbing trees, hunting for bugs, creating pieces of outdoor artwork, building fires and making dens. 
We have been learning about nocturnal animals as part of our topic "what happens when I fall asleep?". Mark's Ark visited us with some unusual nocturnal animals and animals that hunt at night. We learnt how they use their different senses to hunt their prey or escape predators. 

Children in our Reception classes follow the Early Years curriculum, using Development Matters to ensure that all children are supported and challenged to achieve their full potential and learn in an engaging and child initiated way. Details can be found in the PDF 'Development Matters'.

You can find out how your child is progressing by logging onto our Tapestry site. You will have been given log in details by your class teacher. On this site we detail significant learning. It’s great when parents upload photographs or even short films of their children’s achievements at home for us to see. Together we get a good picture of how your child is developing.

Our Topic Shared Learning tasks will let you know how you can support your child in their learning. We enjoy looking at what the children have been talking about and making at home. Have a look at the Crinnis and Polmear topic news letters. These are sent out half termly. 

Please contribute as frequently as possible as this give us a fuller picture of your child’s achievements.