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St Laurence's

C of E Primary School

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Early Years

Welcome to our Early Years page here at St Laurence's! 



In Reception we follow the ShREC approach to provide high quality interactions for our children.


Please use the link to see how this approach works.


Our learning environment encourages the children to explore and to be independent through a range of well planned activities that are supported by the adults. The children are encouraged to use the inside and the outside learning environments, which are set up with continuous and enhanced provision to encourage the children to develop their individual skills. Our environment is both challenging and supportive. 

The Early Years Curriculum is based on 7 areas of learning:

communication and language

personal, social, and emotional development

physical development 



understanding the world 

expressive arts and design 


Early Reading 

At St Laurence's we follow the Unlocking Letters and Sounds phonics programme. Children will have daily phonics lessons where they will learn the letter names and the sounds they make. Children will then learn how to read by blending the sounds together. You can support your child at home with their reading, by sharing books that are sent home and encouraging them to practice the sounds they have been taught. Children will be assessed regularly and support will be put in place (where necessary) to ensure that all children make good progress. 


Physical Education 
All children will take part in a weekly P.E lesson. They children will need to have their P.E kit with them every week (Wednesday). They will also be taking part in a programme called Wild Passport where they will visit our Forest School on Friday morning. At this time of year a pair of wellies is essential - please make sure you have sent these into school with your child's name in. Physical development in the Early Years is very important and the foundation for building the children's skills that will thread through everything they do - including being able to sit comfortably on the carpet, sit at tables correctly when writing, playing in the outdoor area with the equipment and dressing and undressing independently.