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All Saints C of E Primary School

All Saints C of E Primary School


The Reception Class Teacher is Miss Elizabeth Webb and the Early Years Educator is Miss Rebecca Zohhadi. 

In the EYFS at All Saints Primary School children are at the centre of what we do and we believe that children learn best when they are inquisitive, interested and engaged. Over the past few years we have been researching better ways of helping children learn and reach their full potential and we believe we have found the best way in ‘In the Moment Planning’. Learning through play is one of the key principles of Early Years education, which is supported by a wealth of research. Play gives children the opportunity to explore their own interests, enquire, plan and take risks. It is in play that children can concentrate deeply, sustain concentration for long periods, and communicate most effectively with others and it is in play that we see the highest levels of engagement and involvement from our pupils.  

Delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum (EYFS) involves a continuous cycle of three parts:

  • ​  Observation – what can the children do and what do they know?
  • ​  Assessment based on these observations – what is their next step?
  • ​ ​ Planning – How am I as a practitioner going to teach them their next step?

By following In the Moment Planning, a model developed by the renowned Early Years practitioner Anna Ephgrave, rather than adults deciding what the children will be learning ahead of time and working with children whole class or in groups, instead we will engage with the children at activities they have chosen and teach them ‘in the moment’. This will mean more spontaneous opportunities in the classroom to better engage and excite your child. Through play, children have access to all aspects of the EYFS curriculum, all of the time, without limits or adult agenda. This means that we can meet the needs of individuals more effectively.