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Early Years

At Thorpe Primary School, our intention is to make every child’s very first experiences of school positive and meaningful. We place great emphasis on making our EYFS classrooms a place where children feel safe, valued and motivated to learn. We want children to be excited about coming to school and in the future to remember fondly the time they spent in the Early Years at Thorpe.

We are very proud of our Early Years Provision and we strive to ensure that our team of dedicated staff continue to maintain high standards of education for the youngest children in our care. We provide a curriculum that is tailored to the needs of all of the children in our diverse school community. We recognise and celebrate that each child is unique and has different strengths, interests, prior experiences and learning styles.

Year after year we aim to improve on how the curriculum is delivered, adapt it according to the needs of different cohorts and take into account the topics that the children are passionate about. As well as this, we ensure our curriculum provides children with opportunities to gain foundational skills and knowledge that will later be enhanced and embedded in Key Stage One.

In our EYFS classes we create an atmosphere where children are relaxed and at ease with the adults, but where mutual respect is paramount. We have high expectations for behaviour and learning, with all adults using consistent positive recognition strategies which helps children to follow and understand our school values and rules: Ready, Respectful and Safe.

We praise, recognise and reward not only the outcomes of children’s play and learning, but the effort they put in thus ensuring that children understand the importance of being resilient, tackling challenges and persevering – even if they may not always succeed first time!

Please read the Early Years Curriculum Statement of Intent document below for further information.