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Early Years Class

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 Chisnall.

We operate a flexible induction programme so that the needs of each individual child can be met.

Our standard morning sessions for any nursery aged child can be accessed by those wishing to claim up to 15 hours.

From September 2017, working families who meet a national criteria may be eligible for 30 hours free childcare. To find out if you are eligible and how to register, please visit this website www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/parents

As a school we have extended our Nursery provision into the afternoons for all 3 and 4 year olds. Childcare will be available from 8.45-3.15 Monday to Friday at a cost of £3.00 per day for eligible families, to cover lunch and playtime. Those parents who are not eligible for the 30 hours funding may pay privately for afternoons.

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.