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At Emley First School our intention is for all children to leave EYFS as secure, confident, independent, resilient learners who are curious, inquisitive, have a love of learning and are ready for the challenges of the National Curriculum.

We provide a stimulating classroom environment, indoors and outdoors, which promotes individuality, security, confidence, independence and resilience.

A carefully planned balance of Quality First Teaching, adult-led and child-initiated learning opportunities ensures children at Emley First school achieve their potential.

Systematic approaches to teaching reading ensures all children learn to read. High quality phonics teaching (RWI) is started as soon as children begin reception.

We promote a love of learning through real life experiences and opportunities to build on prior learning.

We have close links with all local nurseries and pre-school settings which guarantees a smooth and settled transition into school.

We develop strong parental partnerships which empower parents to support their child’s learning at home and offer Early Help to support the families holistically.

Through stimulating book areas within the classroom, a library within school and Book Cafes, Reading Buddies, Open mornings etc we promote a love of reading for all children and their families.

We provide children with access to a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum regardless of their background, needs or abilities.

All children make strong progress from their starting points and through being accurately assessed by highly qualified practitioners the curriculum meets each child’s unique needs. 

Children display high levels of engagement and motivation at all times and demonstrate their curiosity to become lifelong learners.

Children are confident and capable readers who demonstrate a love of reading.

Evidence of strong links with parents, 100% of our parents attended parent Partnership meetings.

Excellent transition activities for the children and robust systems for passing on information regarding children and their learning, ensure children are well prepared for the next stage in their learning and they continue to achieve their full potential.

Children feel happy and safe and enjoy coming to school.

The vast majority of children attain GLD and individualised plans are in place to ensure that all children reach their full potential.

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