Early Years' Welcome

Welcome to Early Years at Tang Hall Primary School.

Our Early Years provision offers many independent learning opportunities, where all children are encouraged to ask questions, explore and develop their own ideas. The experienced staff work alongside the children to expand their knowledge and further develop speaking and listening skills.

The Early Years is a key part of the whole school and we join in with many aspects of school life, such as attending some celebratory assemblies, making use of the hall for physical activities, as well as performing with other children at Christmas. We also join in with sports day and themed activities. The children’s work is celebrated throughout the school, alongside their older peers.

We offer flexible provision for children from 2 years old. Our Nursery works as a whole unit for the majority of the sessions, but we have spaces for the children aged 2- 3 and for those aged 3- 4, to ensure that all children are nurtured and taught appropriately. The youngest children attend the Puffins class and the older children attend Goldcrests. Our classes have bird names alongside the whole school. All children are welcomed into their classes, where activities are tailored to suit the needs of the children. We then open the two classes up to encourage all of the children to mix, engage and learn together.

As the children enter our Reception we continue to foster this love for learning. The children’s learning is facilitated with a well thought out balance of teacher led activities, to focus on early phonics and maths skills, as well as to further develop speaking and listening and opportunities for independent learning. The adults are skilled in ensuring that all children are becoming great little thinkers, encouraging them to try new activities and consider how to make improvements to their ideas.

Our aim is to encourage all children to become happy, motivated learners, who want to find out more and are ready for their next step in their learning journey.