EYFS at Hormead comprises of Hormead Hedgehogs, our preschool for 2-4 year old nursery children, and our Reception Class (Cherry Class).
Children in Hormead Hedgehogs have access to a well-equipped classroom and spacious outdoor area to facilitate their learning.
A typical day in Hedgehogs consists primarily of child-initiated play as learning through play is the most crucial part of our EYFS ethos. Children will take part in short activities with their key worker, designed based on their interests and needs. Older nursery children will do daily phonics, following Phase 1, to prepare them for Reception.
You can visit our class page on the website for regular updates, as well as admission and fees information.
Children in our Reception Class, Cherry Class, have access to a well-equipped classroom and spacious outdoor area to facilitate their learning.
A typical day in Reception consists of a mixture of both adult-led sessions (e.g. Phonics, Literacy, Maths, RE) and child-initiated play (known to our children as "busy learning"). Child-initiated play occupies a larger proportion of our day as learning through play is the most crucial part of our EYFS ethos.
You can visit our class page on the website for regular updates such as our curriculum newsletter.
Through the Early Years Foundation Stage, there are 7 areas of learning which underpin our curriculum:
communication and language
personal, social and emotional development
understanding the world
expressive arts and design
Our EYFS curriculum is planned to incorporate the children's interests, as well as to broaden their understanding, curiosity and love of the world around them.