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Hello and welcome to EYFS!

Our Ethos

In the EYFS it is our mission to nurture resilient, independent, and curious learners who are confident to take risks and make mistakes. We provide the children with the skills to be reflective learners using the Characteristics of Effective Learning to think about the skills they have applied to their play and what skills they could develop further next time. Through the teaching of our school wide Curriculum Threads, we pride ourselves in developing compassionate young citizens who are courteous and kind, taking pride in their school and wider environment.

Please see below for our Curriculum Overview which includes our key starting points and progress of knowledge and skills.

Our Environment

Our learning environment is a place of awe and wonder for our children. We are moving away from brightly coloured displays and plastic toys. Instead, in our enabling environment, we provide authentic household items, natural materials, and loose parts both indoors and outdoors for the children to use and explore. In our setting a pinecone could be an owl, a shell and sand could be an ice cream sundae or flowers and water can be a magic potion.

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See all our latest activities in our Reception class Twitter feed below.  Please follow us @BartonCloughR

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Barton Clough Primary School
Audley Avenue, Stretford
Manchester M32 9TG