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Archbishop Courtenay Primary School

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Archbishop Courtenay Primary School

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Learning in EYFS

We firmly believe that the first year at school is the most important. We want your child to be curious about the world around them, to make connections, to form positive relationships and to flourish as an individual. We encourage our children to live out our Christian values of Compassion, Aspiration, Friendship, Resilience and Respect so that they may reach their full potential and be able to contribute and thrive in our modern and increasingly complex world. The skills, experiences and learning that your child will enjoy with us in their first year at school will last them a lifetime.

We offer a child-centred curriculum; enabling environments are created and adapted in order to meet your child’s needs and to match their interests. Children learn through playing and exploring, so that they develop resilience, independence and passion as learners. Our experienced team of adults support the development and learning for your child, making links between adult led and child-initiated activities. Outdoor and indoor environments provide fluid opportunities for learning and important areas of development. Reading sits at the heart of our curriculum; we wish to develop a life long love of reading that will enable their future successes.

High quality care and provision are at the centre of our ethos and our experienced team pride themselves on strong, robust relationships with our parents. Your voice, as expert in your child, is a core driver in our work together. We offer many ways to communicate and to work with us; our school website, our school Facebook page, school communications texting service and a dedicated class email address. We use Tapestry as our online learning journey which allows parents a window into your child’s day and the facilitate to make comments and celebrate achievements and triumphs together. Our parent school communications are further enhanced by the role of our Pastoral and Wellbeing Manager.

We hope that we begin this special journey with you next year. If you would like a personalised consultation via ZOOM with our team then please contact us and we would be delighted to book a mutually convenient time. We will look forward to chatting to you “live!” in these strange times.



Personal, Social, Emotional Development

Communication and Language

Physical Development

Understanding The World

Expressive Arts and Design