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15/01/21

BREAKING NEWS - Our PL Family has expanded!! Let me introduce you to.... oh wait! They need names!! All pupils will be able to vote with a naming competition on Purple Mash starting on Monday 🐰🐰 https://t.co/Z0kieREwe4

11/01/21

Today, the magical Mr Kelman packaged up over 50 Free Food Parcels that will go out to our school community 🍎🍐🍞🍳 https://t.co/EMai4uiotz

03/01/21

Want outstanding online learning? Then plan for it! Fail to plan; plan to fail. NOT US. Tomorrow’s staff training schedule! Looking forward to it! https://t.co/sJWzBPdTfc

03/01/21

Our amazing art teacher once again finds the exact word to inspire our community and gently encourage us forward… what a blessing Ms Tarr is. https://t.co/0tgW9N8MUz

01/01/21

Please know we were always busy planning for remote learning. We are excited that it will be even better this time round and more ‘live’ teaching for those at home. We will do our best for you! As always. https://t.co/VtAUBRNIXv

01/01/21

In response to welcome U-turn of Gov decision we will be OPENING ONLY TO VULNERABLE PUPILS AND CHILDREN OF CRITICAL WORKERS. See letter to parents on website. https://t.co/IE4jD3N05W. If you are unsure of anything please call the school office. https://t.co/0QNgMZcMID

01/01/21

KEEP AN EYE ON THE NEWS. We will update as soon as official decisions are made. https://t.co/p0N6S4FKGp

01/01/21

SCHOOL OPENS TO ALL PUPILS ON TUESDAY 5th JAN. See letter to parents. https://t.co/I2IKrUdIw5 We worked hard to stay safe before Christmas: we will work even harder, be even more vigilant, take even more care. If your household shows symptoms DO NOT bring chn to school. https://t.co/ZuhIVw2N7l

19/12/20

We’re so glad to hear this and to hear that it’s made a difference to what will be a strange Christmas for many. Wishing you and your family a safe Christmas.

17/12/20

And last but definitely not least is Years 4, 5 and 6 https://t.co/Zyy2yrhWxw

17/12/20

Next up is the amazing Years 1, 2 and 3!! https://t.co/0Cpz6SlgHV

17/12/20

A HUGE DRUMROLL... Our Christmas Nativities are here!! Although they're virtual this year they are beyond amazing and a BIG thanks to Mr Delaney & Ms Hastings for creating these fantastic performances! Nursery & Reception: https://t.co/ifxPAijhdd

17/12/20

Here are Y6 performing Jingle Bells https://t.co/N3IG4kAULW

17/12/20

We're sorry that parents have missed out on our usual end of term strings concert - here are some recordings the children did in their final session - harmonising Jingle Bells. Congratulations Year 4 WCIT, Year 5 and 6 Continuers for all the fantastic progress they've made! https://t.co/qwoLO7M6Yx

16/12/20

Enjoy the festive break with a brand new experience from 'Punchdrunk' - a story telling and story writing experience created for children and their parents/carers to enjoy. https://t.co/Zl0WSo3gYw

14/12/20

Santa has arrived at Philip Lane! Our pupils were incredibly excited when they heard the bells from Santa’s sleigh and let’s not forget the astonished look on their faces! 🎅🏼 🛷 🎄 https://t.co/vyBrGTl4YJ

10/12/20

We are so so sad to have to close our Reception bubble today. We want to wish all of our wonderful Reception children and their families a very safe and happy Christmas 2020. https://t.co/n4Aha3YYVB

08/12/20

Festive spirit is well and truly taking hold at HPAPL. Some traditions at Philip Lane continue despite the strange year. 🍊🎄 https://t.co/emIPIBM28k

08/12/20

Nursery we’re fantastic during the filming today. We can’t wait to show you the final video! ⁩ ❄️😇 https://t.co/8Z6vIRodO2

04/12/20

Our Newscasters of the future displayed their reporting skills this afternoon. They used their brand new iPads whilst reporting on the 1960 Validivia earthquake in Chile as part of their geography lesson about earthquakes https://t.co/Tjnq0xqZF3

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Early Years Foundation Stage

At HPAPL be believe young children are entitled to high quality early years education and care. This is fundamental to their well being and development and lays the foundations on which later learning and success can be built. 

Our team of Early Years Educators consists of our EYFS Leader, Lead Nursery Teacher and our NNEB qualified support staff.  Our principals and practice are based on the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS),  a  statutory framework that sets the standards that all Early Years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe.

Our  Early Years Foundation Stage Team aims to:

  •  provide  high quality care and education where  all our children can flourish and achieve
  • ensure our Foundation Stage provision puts the young child and  their family at the heart of the learning process
  • advocate  appropriate early years practice which recognises the importance of the child’s stage of development and has high expectations for all children to reach their potential
  • understand and apply our knowledge of how young children develop and learn

Life is full of changes and transitions: this can be exciting and positive or worrying and difficult, especially for young children starting school or nursery. We take pride in supporting our individual children and their families in a sensitive and thoughtful way through this process as they join us in the nursery, reception and as they  move into Year 1.

Parent Feedback

We love to hear from our parents/carers, it helps us to know what is working well and what we need to improve. Below are some of the comments we have recently recently in our EYFS survey relating to Tapestry:

 - "Tapestry is excellent. It's so lovely seeing what he gets up to during the day. The email reminders are good...to update the tool."

  - "I think it's great that the teachers invite parents to make uploads on Tapestry on a weekly basis including a theme/suggestion."

 - "Very good system, I enjoy reading the comments and looking at the photos."

 - "I love reading observations on Tapestry. I really appreciate the teachers hard work. It helps me a lot to see how my son thinks and communicates with other people."

 - "I like the way [Tapestry] is used in Reception to set practical homework activities. Which involves spending time with ch/practical activities/getting out and about."

 

Early Years Team

 

**DOCUMENTS BELOW DATED 30 APRIL 2018 RELATE TO 'EARLY WRITERS' PARENT WORKSHOP