EYFS 2021-2022

Welcome to Queen Emma's Primary School! This page is dedicated to prospective parents of children that will be starting school in September 2021. You will see from our short video some of the reasons why our children, their families and our staff love being part of our school community. 

We passionately believe that the Early Years are the most important years of a child's life. We prioritise resources to ensure that children develop successfully throughout their reception year and have a smooth transition into Key Stage 1. Our curriculum is an explicit and deliberate guarantor of equality. We make sure our curriculum is coherently planned and sequenced towards cumulatively sufficient knowledge and skills for the next stage of education. Our ambitious curriculum is designed to give all learners the passion for individual and communal pursuit of wisdom. We ensure that our curriculum gets children reading and keeps them reading using the Read, Write Inc programmes. Children are taught the right maths to ensure they're building on prior knowledge. Oracy runs through our curriculum like a golden thread to ensure we explicitly teach vocabulary and focus on speaking and listening. All children will have access to our broad and balanced curriculum. No child held back; no child left behind. Breakfast club from 7:30am and After School Club until 6pm.

What makes us unique? 

Our class sizes are small to ensure every child receives regular feedback, support and challenge. 

Our staff team are incredibly experienced and dedicated meaning that everyone's focus is on the children.

We have 'Forest School' Fridays when all children in Early Years have a bespoke Forest School session with Nicky, from In Our Element. These sessions promote confidence, problem solving, determination and resilience. 

Our weekly PE lessons are with a professional sports coach who ensures our gross motor skills are developed.

Our Read, Write, Inc programmes ensure all children can read. More children pass their phonics screening check in Year 1 at Queen Emma's than in other schools.

We balance ensure children's knowledge, understanding and skills are developed sequentially. 

Our transition programme is effective and ensures children and their families are prepared and confident to start school in September. Our Mouse Club Project helps you to get ready for school. 

Our Key Stage 1 children have access to outdoor learning in their own outdoor area.

We focus on teaching and developing mathematical concepts everyday meaning that children have the knowledge, understanding, confidence and language for reasoning.  

We share best practice both locally and nationally to support other schools to improve. 

Our projects ensure that children are taught new knowledge where they can connect their understanding and apply and develop their skills.

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Curriculum projects


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