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Welcome to Apple Class - Class 1


We are a mixed Nursery and Reception class. Our class teacher is Miss O'Brien and our teaching assistants are Mrs Sturdy and Mrs Hoatson.

What to bring to Apple class each day:

- Book bag 
- Named water bottle
- A lunchbox if needed
- A bag of spare clothes (these can be kept in school)

Children learn in our outdoor provision daily, so it is helpful to have waterproofs, a coat and wellies each day for them.

On Mondays and Thursdays we do P.E in school so please send your child in P.E kit on these days.

Our Outdoor Learning Environment

Our EYFS Framework

7 features of effective practice poster artwork by Juli Dosad

Curriculum Information


Our Indoor Learning Environment

Characteristics of Effective Learning

Playing and exploring: - Children investigate and experience things, and ‘have a go’. Children who actively participate in their own play develop a larger store of information and experiences to draw on which positively supports their learning  

Active learning: - Children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties. They are proud of their own achievements. For children to develop into self-regulating, lifelong learners they are required to take ownership, accept challenges and learn persistence. 

Creating and thinking critically: - Children develop their own ideas and make links between these ideas. They think flexibly and rationally, drawing on previous experiences which help them to solve problems and reach conclusions.  

Unique Child: Every child is unique and has the potential to be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.  Positive Relationships: Children flourish with warm, strong & positive partnerships between all staff and parents/carers. This promotes independence across the EYFS curriculum. Children and practitioners are NOT alone – embrace each community.  

Enabling environments: Children learn and develop well in safe and secure environments where routines are established and where adults respond to their individual needs and passions and help them to build upon their learning over time.  

Learning and Development: Children develop and learn at different rates (not in different ways as it stated 2017). We must be aware of children who need greater support than others.  

PLAY: In the TIG Federation, we understand that children learn best when they are absorbed, interested and active.  We understand that active learning involves other children, adults, objects, ideas, stimuli and events that aim to engage and involve children for sustained periods. We believe that Early Years education should be as practical as possible and therefore , we are proud that our EYFS setting has an underlying ethos of Learning through play. PLAY is essential for children’s development across all areas. Play builds on children’s confidence as they learn to explore, to relate to others around them and develop relationships , set their own goals and solve problems. Children learn by leading their own play and by taking part in play which is guided by adults.  

We will ensure that all children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe at ALL times.