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Ofsted inspection Report has been sent to parents via ParentMail.  This can also be found on our website (Our School > Ofsted and Standards)

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Please be reminded we have an INSET day on Monday 6th June 2022

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Please note school is closed to staff & students on Friday 27th May for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

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Barrow Hedges is delighted to have won the Anchored Schools Platinum Safeguarding Award following their safeguarding audit on 15th November 2021.

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Cirrus Primary Academy Trust are following the latest information and guidance for educational establishments from Public Health England. Information relating to the virus has been and will continue to be shared on a regular basis. For the latest information specifically relating to Barrow Hedges please click here.

Barrow Hedges Primary School

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum

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Click here to find out more about teaching and learning in Nursery.

Click here to find out more about teaching and learning in Reception.

Intent

At Barrow Hedges we believe that every child deserves the best possible start in life, giving them the support that enables them to fulfil their full potential. We will accept nothing less. We know that children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. We provide a secure, safe and happy learning environment, through high-quality teaching and learning experiences to support the development of skills, knowledge and understanding, providing the right foundation for good future progress throughout their time with us at Barrow Hedges and beyond.

The EYFS Curriculum at Barrow Hedges:

  • Provides a structured, secure, nurturing and well-resourced and accessible learning environment both inside and out, which meets the individual developmental needs of all pupils.
  • Provides a secure foundation by delivering exciting and rich learning and development opportunities planned to meet the needs, next steps, and interests of each individual child. Learning and development is assessed and reviewed regularly in an ongoing cycle of ‘observe’, ‘assess’, ‘plan’, ‘teach’.
  • Enables pupils to become highly confident, well-motivated and happy learners, developing necessary skills and positive behaviours for learning.
  • Enables their early development to take place within the caring and nurturing environment of Barrow Hedges Primary School, in line with the ethos and values, which the school upholds and promotes.
  • Provides equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice, ensuring that every child is included and well supported.

Overarching Principles

At Barrow Hedges we embrace the ethos of the Early Years Statutory Framework and believe that:

  • Every child is unique. Children are constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
  • Positive relationships enable children to be strong and independent learners.
  • Children learn and develop well in enabling environments. We ensure that our early years’ environment responds to children’s individual needs.
  • Strong partnerships between practitioners and parents/carers help children to thrive.
  • Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates.
  • Our curriculum covers the education and care of all children including children with special educational needs and disabilities.

To see how our overarching principles are implemented at Barrow Hedges, click on the tabs to the right of the page.

Learning at Barrow Hedges is personalised because we know our pupils well.  We support children’s learning and development by closely matching what we provide to every child’s current needs, interests and next steps.

At Barrow Hedges, children learn to develop positive characteristics of effective learning which move through all areas of learning. They learn to play and explore through active learning. Pupils learn to create and think critically as they interact with their environment, their peers and the adults in the setting.

We provide a well-planned, carefully structured curriculum to support learning and development, building on past experiences and achievements, understanding that all pupils are unique and develop at different rates. The curriculum covers the education and care of all children in Nursery and Reception, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.

See the attachment at the bottom of the page to find out more about what to expect in the Early Years.  This is a helpful overview for parents. 

Mrs J Covey is the Early Years Leader