Intent, Implementation and Impact


  • To treat people with kindness and respect, valuing the differences, cultures, and beliefs of others
  • To know and talk about the world beyond Pyrcroft Grange
  • To be able to express themselves creatively
  • To know how to take care of themselves and those around them
  • To communicate effectively and confidently with others
  • To experience a language rich environment
  • To demonstrate independence, resilience, curiosity, and interest in their learning
  • To develop the skills for early reading, writing and number
  • To build on prior knowledge and skills and be prepared for the transition and learning in Key Stage 1


Transition to Nursery and or Reception

  • We work with families and nurseries to understand the children’s learning journey and prior experiences
  • We have transition days and settling in sessions
  • We contact previous setting.


  • 2-year check is carried out for children starting Little Gems
  • We carry out initial observations within the classroom setting
  • Spend time interacting and getting to know the children
  • We carry out the Department of Education Reception baseline within the first six weeks of starting Reception

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • We provide a safe and caring environment for children to develop and learn.
  • We follow PSHE scheme One Decision to support the teaching of health, social and emotional care through stories and talk.
  • We provide a safe and secure environment for children to explore and share the differences, beliefs and experiences within the school community
  • We use zones of regulation, choice boards, visual timetables and personalised strategies to support emotional regulation

Wider community

  • We arrange visits, visitors and experiences to further the children’s learning experience and develop greater understanding of the wider community
  • The children have access to extensive grounds and gardens where children can observe, discover and learn more about the world around us
  • The children have opportunities to attend forest school to develop a range knowledge and skills in the natural environment

Communication and language

  • We provide a language rich environment through stories, play and setting
  • Children are supported by the adults and resources in the environment eg labelling and communication boards
  • We employ a private speech and language to support interventions for highlighted children


  • Teachers have planned a broad and balanced curriculum supporting the progression of knowledge and skills.
  • Through continuous provision children will have a range of high-quality resources and opportunities to develop, apply and practise their knowledge and skills.
  • Adults provide enhancements to develop targeted knowledge and skills linked to key topics, interests, and next steps.
  • Adult led activities are carefully planned to support the teaching and learning of knowledge and skills highlighted in our curriculum.
  • We have adopted the schemes White Rose and Little Wandle to support the teaching of early reading and maths, consistent with the rest of the school, making adaptations where necessary for the needs of our pupils


  • Children have developed a thirst for learning and are prepared to approach their learning with an open inquisitive mind.
  • Children will have developed independence in their school environment.
  • Children are aware of their own feelings and care for their peers.
  • Children are developing a wide range of vocabulary that they can apply in a range of contexts.
  • Children will be prepared with the knowledge and skills when moving on to the next part of their learning journey at Pyrcroft Grange.
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