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Linden Bridge School

Early Years Phase

Early Years Phase will set firm foundations for learning and ensure each child leads a happy and secure school life, gaining confidence, skills and memorable experiences on the start of the educational journey.

 

"Children in the Reception Class benefit from both indoor and outdoor learning. They show excellent progress at recognising initial sounds in words. Records show they make excellent progress in all areas of learning."

OFSTED 2013

Intent – curriculum design and aims

Implementation – teaching & assessment

Impact – progress measures

Building positive self-image and resilience

Pupils will try out new experiences in school, outdoors and in the local community

On-going assessments and targets in these areas tracked on Show Progress

Forest School, outings and topic based curriculum to provide opportunities

Pupils will make at least 12 months progress in Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Regulating emotions and meeting physical and sensory needs 

Pupils will respond to assistance offered by staff to support their emotional, physical and sensory needs

On-going assessments and targets in these areas tracked on Show Progress

Gross and Fine motor skills taught with carousel and PE lesson

Pupils will make at least 12 months progress in Physical Development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Independence for life skills

Pupils will work towards using the toilet, dressing and eating independently and accessing their local community

On-going assessments and targets in these areas tracked on Show Progress

Timetabled toilet, dressing and eating opportunities

Pupils will make at least 12 months progress in Physical Development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Develop communication and interaction skills

Pupils will understand communication is a two-way process and develop communicative intent

On-going assessments and targets in these areas tracked on Show Progress

Intensive Interaction throughout the school day. Communication practice within carousel and other times e.g. snack.

Pupils will make at least 12 months progress in Communication & Language

Pupil will become established social partner

Growing to become a successful lifelong learner

Pupils will understand how to transition around their learning environment, engaging in group, 1:1 and independent learning opportunities

Structured TEACCHing, Attention Autism, Sensory Story, Carousel to enable pupils to work on specific targets related to Development Matters – tracked on Show Progress

Pupils will make at least 12 months progress in all areas of Development Matters

Engaging and enjoying their learning about the world they live in

Pupils will experience a range of places, concepts and processes within their curriculum

Opportunities to experience activities related to a specific knowledge of the world topic, art & design and technology. Enabling pupils to work on specific targets related to Development Matters – tracked on Show Progress

Pupils will make at least 12 months progress in all areas of Development Matters

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