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EYFS - Explorers


Welcome to Reception at Marsh Lane Primary School! We are 'The Explorers' class. 

In Reception we have one class and your child will be warmly welcomed into a communication friendly unit, where a consistent approach supports the development of communication and language skills.  Our setting is vocabulary rich, with planned opportunities and interactions to develop and enhance language.  We use a variety of texts to celebrate diversity and promote excellence.  Developing independence is demonstrated through encouragement of children’s self-care and the provision of resources to enable children to make choices and respect equipment. 

We understand child development and ensure there is a planned progression of skills within play.  We combine well planned play opportunities and group sessions.  Interactions between skilled practitioners and children develop communication and language skills, whilst promoting exploration and critical thinking.

Alongside this, we have a clear pathway for writing development, understanding the need for core strength, gross and fine motor development and making marks for a reason.  We love to share our passion for learning and play with parents and host parent workshops and share our knowledge on Class Dojo. Above all else, we understand the importance of a healthy child, body and mind, this underpins our approach to active learning, well-being, physical opportunities, co and self-regulation and risk taking.  Children are encouraged to demonstrate critical thinking and to understand the power of their voice.

Meet the Early Years Team

 Mrs.Ludlam teaches on Monday to Thursday (am)

Mrs Bakes teaches on Thursday (pm) and Friday

Mrs Crutchley is the EYFS teaching assistant 


 Mrs Pickering is the SEND EYFS teaching assistant 


    Mrs Plant  EYFS TA (Tuesday)


The Early Years Curriculum



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Assessing your Child’s Progress

Each Area of Learning has a number of age-related stages which the children progress through; with the Early Learning Goals being the end of year assessment in Reception.

During your child’s time in Foundation he/she will have a Learning Journal which will contain observations, specific achievements and set class work. Samples of your child’s work and photos are collected and are annotated to show the stage of development your child is at and the progress they have made. This book is available for you to share with your child at any time. You will be sent information from school, such as photos and celebration of your child's learning using Class Dojo. 

Children learn best when there is a strong partnership between home and school and when parents and staff share their knowledge and skills. It is very important therefore for you to contribute to your child’s Learning Journal, about significant developments at home. You can do this by sending in WOW moments, uploading information and photos to Class Dojo via your parent link. 


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