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Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

The Christopher Hatton aim of creating children who are informed, articulate and empowered starts from our pupils’ first days in the EYFS. Through our strong emphasis on the characteristics of effective learning:  playing and exploring, active learning, creating and thinking critically, we aim to give children the skills to become successful learners.Christopher Hatton is a “talk rich” school all the way from EYFS up to Y6 with a strong emphasis on communication and language. Through our high quality provision and staff knowledge, we ensure that children get the best start on their journey to become confident in their speaking and listening skills.  In EYFS, we follow the EYFS curriculum in both nursery and reception. This statutory curriculum is informed by 4 guiding principles:

  • every child is a ‘Unique Child’ who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured

  • children learn to be strong and independent through ‘Positive Relationships’

  • children learn and develop well in ‘Enabling Environments’, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers

  • Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years’ provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.

We recognise that children learn and develop best when families and schools communicate and co-operate to share information about the children. The first fifteen minutes of the day are ‘open’ for you to spend time in class, reading or playing with your child. This is your time to share information or ask questions of the staff, and find out about what your children has been learning. We feel that this is a great way to get to know you and that it positively enhances your child’s education.

Nursery Admissions

Children can be registered for Christopher Hatton Nursery from their third birthday.  Admissions forms are available from the school office. Parents are contacted 8 weeks before their child’s start date. The nursery has 26 places these can be full or part time.