At Reed First School the Early Years covers the period of time the children spend in Nursery and Reception. The class teacher is Mrs Tansley, who is supported by Mrs Kershaw, Mrs Rozier and Mrs Chisnall.
We operate a flexible induction programme so that the needs of each individual child can be met.
Children enter Nursery at the age of three, and may attend for up to five mornings a week, 9.00am – 12.00noon, staying for lunch for the Summer term before they start Reception.
In our Early Years unit we have created an environment which supports, encourages and stimulates the children to become independent learners.
Please view The Early Years Owl for news from the Early Years class.
Spring Term 2017
Reception children have been discovering all about dinosaurs and animals from hot and cold climates. Throughout their topic lessons they have learnt about the different dinosaurs that may have existed millions of years ago, what they were called, whether they were carnivores or herbivores and other distinctive features. The children really enjoyed a visit from North Herts museum service and they were treated to a fossil workshop, where they were able to handle fossils of prehistoric creatures found in our local area as well as make their own fossils to take home.
The reception children have also been exploring ‘Growth’ as a topic and have been grown their own cress from seed.