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Welcome to our Sherwood Class page.


Sherwood Class is home to our Reception children at Airmyn Park Primary School.

We offer a fun, multi-sensory, hands-on learning environment which supports each child in making their next step of learning.

We engage in all areas of our Early Years Curriculum in our outdoor and indoor classrooms. We plan and asses using the 7 areas of Learning and the Characteristics of Effective learning identified in the Early Years Curriculum.

It is our aims:

· To provide a curriculum appropriate to the developmental needs of all the children.

· To provide an environment where all the children are safe, happy and secure.

· To establish strong links with parents from the earliest opportunity.

· To make the transition into Reception and Reception into Year One as smooth and informed as possible.

· To encourage all children to develop independence, persistence and the capacity to become successful learners.

· To encourage children to develop their social and emotional skills to become caring, thoughtful and considerate members of our school family.


We welcome children from a variety of private nurseries, school nurseries and other early years settings therefore we spend time getting to know our new children and families. We offer a parent and child welcome meeting followed by visits to the preschool setting. The children are invited to short classroom visits to meet the Reception staff and to become familiar with other children that will be in their class and the layout of their classroom. Staff will liaise with each child’s preschool setting and key workers during the summer term before they start school. Staff hold Autumn term meetings on Phonics, Early Reading and the EYFS Curriculum as well as Parents’ Evenings, all with aim of helping new parents feel well informed about their child’s introduction to primary education.


We are extremely fortunate with our outdoor space at Airmyn Park and the children love exploring our woodland area. We know children thrive outdoors and it is our mission to engage children’s senses, spark imagination and invite children to explore and discover whilst bringing the outdoors in. We aim to evoke wonder, curiosity and adventure. We do this by providing memorable hands-on experiences that progress skills and knowledge and develop spoken language skills.


We love sharing our work with parents and carers to inform them of our learning. We use SeeSaw which is an online Learning journal that sends home regular photographs and information to parents of their child’s activities and learning.


Throughout the year we aim to extend invitations to families to come into school, whether that’s to observe sessions and help with learning, watch and celebrate our achievements or take part in themed days.


We hope that you enjoy looking at the photographs which present snapshots of our learning and adventures.

Many thanks

The Reception Team