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The Early Years Curriculum at Dudley Wood Primary School

The Early Years is all about your child learning through play. Your child will spend most of their day in school accessing the continuous provision and following their own interests both indoors and outdoors.


Areas of learning will be set up by adults who have taken into account your child's interests and next steps. The children will access these areas with support and guidance from teaching staff.


During the day, your child will take part in some short adult led activities focused around communication and language, reading and maths. Although adult led, these will be fun and engaging sessions, planned with the children's interests and needs in mind.

Our Four Guiding Principles


Our four guiding principles shape our practice here at Dudley Wood Primary School:


1. Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.


We will observe each child’s development and plan for their next steps in learning through: playing and exploring; active learning opportunities; and creating and thinking critically.


2. Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.


We will be sensitive and responsive to your child’s needs, feelings and interests.


3. Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and carers.


We will provide stimulating resources and rich learning opportunities and we will share everything with you!


4. Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates.


We will ensure that every child is included and supported.