Gunness and Burringham CofE Primary School

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Our Value for this half term is Friendship "A friend loves all of the time" Proverbs Ch 17v 17

Early Years

"Children learn as they play. More importantly, in play children learn how to learn"

O Fred Donaldson





In our Early Years Foundation Stage provision, our personalised and tailored curriculum provides all children with the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to be confident, inquisitive, independent learners and influence their wider thinking across all areas of the curriculum. We believe that providing an education that does all of this, gives children the best chance to become well-rounded, happy individuals, ready to succeed in an ever-changing world.




We recognise the importance of giving our children the best possible start to their education by planning and implementing teaching and learning opportunities that supports them in reaching their full potential. Children at Gunness & Burringham Church of England Primary School experience the seven areas of learning through a balance of whole class/group teaching and play based learning. This is through the children’s interests, topics, themes, continuous provision activities and the teaching of Phonics, Literacy and Mathematics. Learning is carefully planned by the staff to support Communication and Language Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Physical Development as well as Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding of the World and Expressive Arts and Design. 


Outdoor provision is just as important as the indoor provision and children will have the opportunity to learn in our cosy outdoor area. In there, they will experience nature in its truest from, working in the mud kitchen and chopping herbs or building and making tracks in the sand pit. There they will embrace the natural weather and can work in the brightest sunshine or rain, splashing in puddles is a firm favourite!


"The mud will wash off but the memories will last a lifetime!"




We celebrate a love for reading and encourage all parents to sign their child up for the Imagination Library books - free books that get delivered through the door for your child every month until their fifth birthday. What better way to excite children about reading than getting their very own books posted!


We celebrate these books every month in class and children and parents ( COVID depending) are invited into the classroom to join in with the celebration and the linked activities. Ask Mrs Stone for further information. 


Click on the link below to sign up





Early Learning Goals (ELGs)

Early Years Foundation Subject Curriculum Links

Settling in Curriculum - Autumn Term