Welcome to Wrens!
Wrens Class (Reception) is taught by Miss Marks with support from Mrs Coxeter, Mrs Hayden and Mrs Atkins.
What are we learning?
The learning in Wrens is always centered around the children's interests.
Every week (or two weeks) there is a new, exciting theme to engage the children in learning.
Our first topic this half term is called “Marvellous Me!” Wrens will be learning about what makes us special and finding out about each other and our families. During this term, the children will be focusing on their personal and social skills as they settle into school life.
The EYFS at Grayswood
At Grayswood we strive to ensure that our children’s first experience of education is a positive, meaningful and enjoyable one. We aim to provide our children with an environment that is carefully organised and arranged to meet their particular interests and developmental needs; an environment which is nurturing, that sparks curiosity, and that offers sufficient opportunities for independence and challenge.
In Wren's Class we recognise the different ways in which children learn. We intend to equip our children with the necessary skills to become lifelong passionate learners.We value the importance of the child at the center of our curriculum, encouraging the children to think for themselves and follow their own lines of enquiry. Using the Characteristics of Effective Learning we support the class to reflect on their successes and failures and how to deal with these, promoting skills of perseverance and resilience.
Children will access learning through our continuous provision, weekly enhancements and child initiated/led activities (free and independent access to resources and activities that they choose themselves), adult led activities and through discrete teaching within small groups with a focus on literacy, mathematics and the wider curriculum. Teaching takes place both inside the classroom and outside, utilising the early years playground, school grounds and forest school provision.
Our school values are embedded in our curriculum and children are taught to "Love one another, as I have loved you"
“Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people,
and expects all staff and volunteers to demonstrably share this commitment”.