Bridstow CE Primary School warmly welcome children who are aged 4 before the 31st August and their families as they start school. The Reception year is very exciting for our youngest children and we look forward to working in partnership with their families to help them settle in and enjoy school and learning.
Our children benefit from specialist sports and music coaching and spending lots of time playing and learning outside.
We like our children to:
We believe that children learn best through practical, hands-on experiences and interactions with their environment and that play underpins the delivery of the EYFS. The best outcomes for children’s learning occur when most of the activities within a child’s day are a mixture of:
Child initiated time provides children with opportunities to consolidate and extend their skills and the concepts learnt.
There are seven areas of learning and development that shape the educational provision in early years settings.
All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. The three prime areas are particularly crucial for building capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.
Within any group of 4 and 5-year-olds there will be a huge variation in development. For this reason, it is vital that we meet individual needs and that the activities provided for each child will be tailored with the aim of meeting their individual needs.
The characteristics of effective teaching and learning underpin achievement of the prime and specific areas of learning. They represent processes rather than outcomes and allow us to understand how a child learns.
The characteristics are: