We want our children to be
Our children have a positive, confident attitude to learning. They are both physically and emotionally ready to explore
Our children show initiative, ask questions, make choices and are prepared for school life
Our children are confident, curious and able to learn from their mistakes, reflect on and talk about their learning
Our children help each other, take responsibility and work together as a team
Our children are resilient and prepared to keep trying. They will persevere and stay involved in their learning, even when they find it tricky or challenging
At Wellingtons for Langley Hall we offer a curriculum that excites and motivates children to never stop learning. We follow the Early Years curriculum using topic themes and develop skills through hands on, child-led enrichment opportunities throughout the day.
- We plan activities that provide meaningful learning experiences, developing each child’s characteristics of learning.
- We provide high quality provision to ensure interactions with staff and peers impact positively on the progress of every child.
- We use high quality questioning to check and challenge thinking at all levels.
- We role model strong communication in order for children to develop their own speaking and listening skills alongside targeted teaching through play.
- We assess our children regularly through observations, which are recorded on Tapestry, and shared with you as parents and carers. These inform you of your child’s next steps of learning and ensure that we meet every child’s needs.
- We make it a priority to provide engaging environments that are based on your child’s interests.
- We establish a Baseline Assessment (starting point) for your child and then work towards new targets (next steps in learning) over time.
- We allow children to explore, take risks and make mistakes in a familiar, safe and stimulating place to learn.
- We may suggest opportunities for you to support play at home, that could help your child meet their next steps on their learning journey.
- We provide your child with additional opportunities with specialist teachers for Dance, Drama, French, Swimming and Gym – this provision is unique and
- We will provide a place where your children will have fun and be happy.
Your child is exposed to Phonics daily using ‘Letterland’ and is implicitly taught through songs, stories, actions and puppets. In Preschool phonic sounds are introduced more formally to children every week in an engaging and meaningful way to prepare them for school.
Daily ‘Outdoor learning’ opportunities are given to your child; these support a range of skills and develop their social interactions. All seven areas of learning are developed in our large outdoor garden and all children are given safe places to take risks in an unpredictable environment to ensure that they develop self-awareness, thinking skills and learn to confidently make choices for themselves.
Your child will have opportunities to share their learning with you through Tapestry. As children begin to show an interest, we would urge all parents and carers to share experiences captured online as a discussion point with your child. We have a Facebook ‘Parent Zone’ Platform where children’s’ learning and successes are celebrated.
Our children will leave us being able to demonstrate high levels of engagement in activities and will be confident speaking to peers and adults, enabling them to access learning and communicate their thoughts and feelings. Children develop skills across all areas of the curriculum including literacy, mathematics and physical development using these in different ways
Children have developed a wider sense of the world around them and can draw on these experiences during interactions with others and link this to new learning
Children develop their characteristics of learning and are able to apply their knowledge to a range of situations making links and explaining their ideas and understanding. Children are confident to take risks and discuss their successes and failures with adults drawing on their experiences to improve or adjust what they are doing
From their own starting points, children will make excellent progress spiritually, morally, academically and emotionally, developing a sense of themselves so that they are well prepared for Key Stage 1