“Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.”
(Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage
Early Adopter Framework 2021)
RS and RP
Mrs. Shellam teaches class RS with Mrs. Wynn as the teaching assistant. Mrs. Pearce teaches class RP with Mrs. Riberio as the teaching assistant.
Mrs. Szmyd assists all the children in Reception every afternoon.
At Holmer Academy we are committed to underpinning our provision with the four themes of the Early Years Foundation Stage in our Reception Classes.
In our Early Year Foundation Stage we seek to provide:
Provide a broad and balanced education for all pupils that’s coherently planned and sequenced towards cumulatively sufficient knowledge for skills and future learning and employment
To develop a partnership working between practitioners and with parents and/or carers
Enable pupils to develop knowledge, understand concepts and acquire skills, and be able to choose and apply these in relevant situations
Support pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development in order for them to know how to contribute positively to society
Promote the learning and development of our youngest children and ensure they are ready for Key Stage 1
Support pupils’ physical development and responsibility for their own health, and enable them to be active
Promote a positive attitude towards learning
Ensure equal access to learning for all pupils, with high expectations for every pupil and appropriate levels of challenge and support
Support pupils in developing their future aspirations
Equip pupils with the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life