Reception

Greenfields Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) provision provides educational opportunities for each child to flourish as a unique individual and become confident and able in skills that underpin their whole education. We cover the seven areas of learning: personal, social development, emotional development, physical development, communication and language.

It is of paramount importance that the basics of a child’s education are thorough and complete. We have our own phonics programme which is used daily and is extremely successful. Due to the small class sizes within the school, the teachers are able to spend a lot of time with each individual child. This means that if a child is progressing quickly, then they can be encouraged to move on to more advanced work and if they are not grasping something, that they can be given extra attention.

In the Reception class the lessons are a combination of learning and fun; this includes specific projects, weekly topics, arts and crafts, role play, etc.

The Nursery and Reception class share a playground, which is located on the edge of the Ashdown Forest. It is here where we incorporate as many elements as possible for outdoor learning. The aim is to make the playground an extension of the classroom, so that the children benefit from the beautiful environment and the fresh air and sunshine.

Schedule

The school day begins at 9am and finished at 3pm. There are extracurricular activities from 3pm to 4pm daily.

Extracurricular

The extracurricular activities are from 3pm to 4pm daily. These activities change every half term and are charged as an additional cost.

Examples:

Indoor Games Club
Outdoor Games Club
Arts & Crafts Club
Make it Club
Spanish Club
Cooking Club

Dance

Dance classes are available for children of all ages. Our highly experienced dance teacher offers a range of styles, from Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap and Tumbling.

Children have the opportunity to perform annually in either choreographic shows or a bi-annual production, as well as competing in festivals. They also have the opportunity to advance through the ISTD grades and vocational graded examinations.

These are an additional cost and can be organised with the dance teacher directly.

Nativity Play

In the lead up to Christmas, the children in Reception take main roles in the Nativity play and the Nursery children take the supporting roles. It is a wonderful, festive event with singing, acting and dancing.

Sports Day

At the end of the school year in July, there is a fantastic Sports Day for all the children from Nursery to Year 6. The children prepare for their races in advance and then happily take part on the day. It is a lovely event for all the family to attend!