At BST, experienced educators track, plan and tailor learning opportunities for each child to ensure they progress in all curriculum areas. Teachers continuously assess their progress, thus adjusting learning to meet each child's individual needs. The child's experience of this play-based approach enables them to have fun, make friends, learn to cooperate, learn about the world and develop essential reading, writing and mathematics skills.
To see this approach in action and to discuss our Early Years provision in more detail, please do come and visit us.
The BST Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) incorporates both Nursery and Reception classes. This stage of schooling promotes young children's social, emotional, academic and physical development.
A high quality Early Years provision, like that at BST, leads to improved academic results further up the school, better career opportunities and improved physical and emotional health as students grow into adulthood.
EYFS has seven areas of learning and development:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Understanding the World
- Expressive arts and design
In line with the Reggio Emilia principles BST employs, children’s views and interests are used to inform the planning of learning opportunities both in the outdoor and indoor settings. To extend the children’s learning and make it a more meaningful experience, the children are encouraged to bring in and talk about books or items of interest related to their topics.
Maximum class sizes is 20 in Nursery and Reception. Each class has one teacher and one education assistant.
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