Early Years Team

Mrs McEvoy
Class Teacher

Miss Nicholls
Teaching Assistant

Mrs Nickson
Teaching Assistant

In our Early Years classroom we offer a welcoming, safe and happy environment. Children thrive through child-led play, developing skills and knowledge to support their learning journeys. Our classrooms inspire awe and wonder, celebrate diversity and promote creativity with challenge to develop independence and resilience. We firmly believe children learn best through an inquisitive and explorative approach: play is how they learn best! In partnership with families, we prepare nurture and support children to achieve the readiness they need for the next steps in their school lives.

We want our children to be inspired and motivated to learn more about themselves and the world around them in a caring, engaging and supportive environment. We provide a carefully planned, sequential, child-initiated and adult-led curriculum that enables each child to develop maximum levels of self-confidence, self-motivation, and resilience whilst learning happily and collaboratively with others. Our EYFS curriculum lays the foundations for children’s learning in Year One but also through in to Key Stage Two.

Our school culture of high expectations for learning and behaviour is introduced in Reception and continues through to Year Six with all children forming part of a successful, hard working school community. We believe that every child should have the opportunity and be encouraged to reach their full potential.

We have selected Little Wandle Letters and Sounds as our phonics scheme and children engage in daily whole class sessions, as soon as they start school, to support the development of phonics skills for reading and writing.

Our planning revolves around and focuses on the children’s needs, interests and stages of development. We understand that learning should be holistic; each of the 17 areas of learning cannot be taught in isolation and we seek to provide opportunities for children to make links in their learning and understanding. As the children are in charge of their learning they are intrinsically motivated and show high levels of involvement. They are excited to come to school and talk about their learning!

Partnerships with parents and carers is an important part of Badger Hill Primary School.  Working closely with parents enables us to collaborate together to provide the best support for your child emotionally and intellectually. The links below offer a range of resources that may also be useful to families.