Message sent from:


Hello and welcome to you all!


I am absolutely thrilled to be teaching your child this year. I believe that every child is unique and through our, "LEARNING THROUGH PLAY" ethos, your child will develop in so many ways during their Reception year; this is such an exciting time!

At Little Horsted School, we see every child as a unique individual and strive to provide an exciting curriculum that reflects this. Children are encouraged to ‘have a go’, be willing and eager to engage with their learning and to ‘keep trying;' this fosters a positive approach to learning. Our EYFS teaching team support children to confidently express their own ideas, preferences and encourage children to ask and answer questions and find solutions to their problems so that they can achieve what they set out to achieve.

We follow a "LEARNING THROUGH PLAY" curriculum which we believes enables them to throuoghly enjoy their learning. They are also directed by adults to activities which are linked to topics and themes being taught. The activities allow children to have practical experiences such as cooking in our ‘mud kitchen’, playing with umbrellas in the rain or making potions and writing their recipes. We believe that the children learn best through a ‘hands on’ practical approach. Every day there are opportunities for children to express themselves creatively by having a workshop approach whereby they can select resources to make things that enhance their learning. Their curriculum is delivered through an indoor and outdoor environment. Children can participate in physical activities everyday such as parachute games, climbing, and ball games with their friends and adults who support them to develop an understanding that we need to be active to help us to be healthy.

Our curriculum links to the EYFS Statutory Curriculum with teaching being focused on children’s achievement of the Early Learning Goals (ELG's) by the end of Reception. The curriculum is broad and open-ended allowing us to follow the interests of the children. Children are taught the foundations for building all future learning upon, including the key skills of communication, working collaboratively, Literacy, Numeracy and thinking critically.

At Little Horsted School, we strive to work collaboratively with parents and carers, this we see as a vital component in enabling the children to learn.  We carefully plan the introduction of children into our EYFS setting to ensure that they settle quickly and flourish. We welcome parents involvement and invite parents in to workshops to strengthen the link between home and school.

If you have any questions then please do come and speak to us, or phone the school office to make an appointment. 


Image result for YOUR CHILD'S FIRST YEAR AT SCHOOL QUOTESThe Reception Team would like to say a big thank-you to all of the parents and carers who welcomed us into their homes during our recent home visits. During your child's first two terms the children have been given an introduction to life at our school. They have been to all the whole school assemblies. As well as learning some songs, the children have developed a wide range of learning skills. 



"What to expect, when?" A really useful guidance to your child’s learning and development in the early years foundation stage. Please click on the link below: 


For a list of key dates and activities for the Spring Term 2019 please read our Spring Term 2019 newsletter below.


Image result for jolly phonicsPLEASE SUPPORT YOUR CHILD TO LEARN THE CORRECT LETTER SOUNDS, SONGS AND ACTIONS; this will be vital in suporting their phonetic understanding for reading and writing.  It is a good idea to save this to your phone or ipad so that they can listen to it often! 


Hit enter to search