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Early Years - Welcome to Year R


MEET THE TEAM 1 Mrs Stevens - Pine Class Teacher
MEET THE TEAM 2 Miss Denton - Elm Class Teacher
MEET THE TEAM 3 Mrs Attrill - Pine Class Teaching Assistant
MEET THE TEAM 4 Miss Cole - Elm Class Teaching Assisitant
MEET THE TEAM 5 Mrs Eshelby-Edwards - Teaching Assistant
MEET THE TEAM 6 Miss Sansom - Teaching Assistant

Year R at Manea Community Primary School


Our Year R/1 classes are located in the new part of the school building and have an excellent learning environment for children to spend their first year at school. The children's learning in this environment leads to them making excellent progress in their foundation year and prepares them exceptionally well for the start of KS1.


We follow an enquiry based learning approach which enables the children to become critical thinkers and deepen understanding.  The environment is set up to allow for challenge and discussions throughout learning with a focus on talk and understanding.  


Each year there is a successful transition plan in place that supports children moving from year to year.  Discussions are shared with the next classteacher with a focus on the characteristics of effective learning to ensure that the children remain learners and have continual progress into their next stage of development.  Work is shared, along with targets and this allows parents to continue to support at home.

Year R Environment

Year R Environment 1 The indoor classroom
Year R Environment 2 The indoor classroom
Year R Environment 3 The outdoor classroom - trike track
Year R Environment 4 Balance tyres
Year R Environment 5 The outdoor classroom -tree swing and den building
Year R Environment 6 The outdoor classroom - The garden area
Year R Environment 7 The sand tray and construction area
Year R Environment 8 The outdoor classroom - The market stall
Year R Environment 9 Small Construction
Year R Environment 10 Building table display
Year R Environment 11 Creative area resources
Year R Environment 12 iPad station
Year R Environment 13 The computing area
Year R Environment 14 The cauldron
Year R Environment 15 Under the tree
Year R Environment 16 The Hairdressers

Both Mrs Stevens (Year R/1 class teacher and Early Years leader) and Mrs Attrill (Year R/1 Teaching Assistant) are lead practitioners for Cambridgeshire County Council which involves working in partnership with other schools to develop the practise and provision in Year R/1 by visiting our school or for Mrs Stevens or Mrs Attrill visiting their schools. 


This role has enabled both practitioners to work alongside county and country wide advisors which constantly impacts upon the provision in our settings.  We are often used to support other settings via cluster meetings, leadership meetings and also via videos!


Mrs Stevens has also been a moderator for Cambridgeshire County Council for a number of years which again improves our provision as well as supporting the judgements for other schools.