The Foundation Stage (Reception; 4 and 5 years of age) forms part of the whole school and there is a close partnership, with joint planning, between staff members to ensure continuity and progression for our children. Mary Exton has developed links with external Nursery settings to allow for a smooth transition to Reception as they start at our school. In the Foundation Stage we provide care and education for a wide range of children in environments that enable children to feel safe and supported and which extend their learning and development.
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As our Reception teacher, Mrs. Parker leads the Early Years Curriculum
We believe every member of the community has a valuable contribution to make to the life of the school and we encourage everyone to take advantage of the learning opportunities offered. We strive to develop a culture of mutual respect between all children and adults.
Our vision is to provide a nurturing
|Our inspirational, creative and caring
school community aims to develop
enthusiastic, independent and aspirational
learners. Through meaningful learning
experiences, we equip children to ask
questions, value differences and overcome
At Mary Exton Primary School we hold three
We give every child at Mary Exton Primary School the opportunity to achieve their full potential in every aspect of learning. We provide a positive, caring and creative environment, which inspires each child to take on challenges and to be the best that they can be. We value social and emotional development equally to academic achievement.
We provide children with opportunities to reflect honestly about their feelings and actions; we help them to explore the consequences which may result from their actions. We place emphasis on developing children’s internal discipline - behaviour driven by themselves - to help prepare them for their future coupled with high
academic expectations for all. The Reception class is a setting that has achieved the Gold Standard of Education and is a learning environment where all children:
The topics followed are based on children’s current interest and vary from year to year depending on cohorts.