Our children are able to join us as Little Wrens, in our 3-4 year old nursery provision before moving into our Reception class in September. Children are also able to join us from other pre-school settings. Little Wrens is located in our main school building in our EYFS provision.
Prior to starting school, we host a New Starters Parent's Evening to introduce our staff, the setting and the provision we offer for our new starters. Where new starters are coming from different pre-school settings, prospective new starters will be able to join us on a number of occasions prior to starting to help get them ready for the transition to Base 1 from their pre-school setting.
Children in Little Wrens will have had opportunities to know school as they have lunch in the school hall, join the whole school for assemblies, play and learn alongside the Base 1 children in the EYFS outdoor provision, playground and school field.
Little Wrens (EYFS1) and Reception (EYFS2) follow the same Early Years Framework made up of the following:
We build on each child's prior learning, (understanding, knowledge and skills) when they join us. We baseline our children on entry to both Little Wrens and to Reception to know each of their starting points in readiness to start their Learning Journey at Wrenbury. Our Reception children are baselined on the DfE Reception Baseline Assessment within the first six weeks of starting school.
Whilst in the Early Years Foundation Stage, our ambitious curriculum provides a wide range of learning opportunities and experiences for the children. It is our intention that each child makes at least good progress across the Prime and Specific areas (EYFS Framework) in order to achieve a Good Level of Development (GLD) by the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage. With the building blocks for future learning in place, it is anticipated that our children will be ready and prepared for their transition into KS1 and starting Year 1.
An example of a weekly plan and a continuous provision plan is attached.
'Seesaw' is used to record remarkable moments for every child and these are shared with parents/ carers, who in turn can also add their child's remarkable moments captured at home. Each child has a Learning Journey book that showcases examples of their learning and progress across EYFS and this is also shared with parents/carers.