At Hawley Primary School, we recognise that young children learn best when they are active. We recognise the power and importance of independent learning that takes place during play. We know that children are learning all the time, everywhere, in a holistic way, and we seek to build on children’s natural curiosity and wonder at the world around them. We aim to support the children in ‘learning to be learners’ in an environment where they can feel safe, valued, inspired and happy.

Our classroom is both our indoor and outdoor areas which we use to its fullest potential and have all day open access, which means we get to explore the environment in all weathers. We ask parents/carers to provide children with appropriate clothing and footwear.

Throughout the day the children take part in both adult guided and independent activities following the Early Year’s Foundation Stage Curriculum. This learning challenges children and encourages them to develop into independent, motivated learners and thinkers, full of curiosity about the world around them within a fun, happy and secure environment.

Children in both the nursery and reception class build on their social skills through our safe and nurturing environment where we support the children to develop positive relationships, and to build their self-confidence to help them progress socially and emotionally. We encourage them to be independent and resilient in their learning, and to persevere when faced with challenge. We want the children to have fun as they develop key skills to support their future learning and become motivated, lifelong learners.