Hardwick Class (Nursery - Reception)

Hardwick Class is our Early Years Foundation unit, the children in this class are either in Nursery or Reception. The learning environment is made up of an indoor and outdoor area where children can explore, create and discover.

Mrs Shaw is the teacher for Hardwick Class supported by Ms Morley. 

We have an open door policy at our school so if you would like any further information or would just like to speak to Mrs Shaw, then please call in at either the beginning or end of the day.  

Many thanks,
Mrs Shaw

Hardwick Planning - Autumn 1


Hardwick Planning - Autumn 2



In our EYFS setting, we follow the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, which sets out the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five.

Standards are set to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. Learning through play is a vital part of your child’s learning in Early Years. Teacher’s plan to support your child’s learning through a good balance of adult led and child initiated learning activities both indoors and outdoors.

There are seven areas of learning and development that must shape educational programmes in early years settings. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected.

Three areas are particularly important for building a foundation for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, forming relationships and thriving.
These are the prime areas:

• Communication and language
• Physical development
• Personal, social and emotional development

We must also support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied.
The specific areas are:

• Literacy
• Mathematics
• Understanding the world
• Expressive arts and design

At the start of the reception year, teachers will complete a statutory baseline assessment with the children. Further information can be found here: LINK. Throughout the year all of the adults in the class will contribute to the children's Early Years Foundation Stage Profile, showing the child's level of development by the end of the year. This will then be shared with parents in the summer report, as well as year 1 teachers ready for the children moving up. The report will inform you of your child’s progress and whether they have met or are continuing to work towards their early learning goals (ELGs). There will be plenty of opportunity to talk about how your child is getting on, at parents meetings for example.