Newton Tony Primary School (CE VC)

'Love One Another As I Have Loved You' (John 15:12)

* Crazy Creatures Workshop 22nd May *

Mrs Jordan is a class teacher in our EYFS and also the EYFS Leader. She has a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Business Management. She also has a PGCE in Early Years QTS.

Mrs Parr is also a class teacher in our EYFS. She has a BSc (Hons) in Early Years Development and Education.  She also has a PGCE Early Years QTS .

Mrs Taylor is our EYFS Teaching Assistant. She has a Level 3 qualification in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools and a Diploma in specialist support for Teaching and Learning.



Our Vision

Happy children   

High expectations for children to achieve in all areas    

Caring and nurturing staff team   

 A learning environment which creates and encourages independence

At Newton Tony Primary School we are committed to providing children with the best possible start to school life, providing children with opportunities to follow their interests to ensure future success. Our EYFS team value the importance of providing an exceptional nurturing and caring approach. We strive to ensure our children are happy, enthusiastic and confident learners with aspirations to excel in all areas of learning. We aim to develop a love of learning by providing children with a safe, stimulating learning environment that build on each individual’s needs and interests. We believe learning should be fun, engaging and suitably challenging.  Our EYFS provides children with a broad and balanced curriculum of play-based activities alongside aspects of adult-directed teaching and learning opportunities. We aim to provide high-quality education for all our children, laying strong foundations for their future learning and development. Our stimulating learning environments, both inside and outside, provide children with a variety of resources to discover and explore through child-initiated play. Our classroom is accessible to all, allowing children to gain independence whilst exploring and learning safely. The immersive learning environments are highly stimulating and provide opportunities to develop crucial social, emotional and communication skills. 

Transition from EYFS to Key Stage 1

We recognise the importance of preparing our children for their future learning in Foxes Class. Click on our transition links to explore how we link learning: 

Understanding The World – Skills And Knowledge Progression from Reception To Key Stage 1 

Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community. The frequency and range of children’s personal experiences increases their knowledge and sense of the world around them – from visiting parks, libraries and museums to meeting important members of society such as police officers, nurses and firefighters. In addition, listening to a broad selection of stories, non-fiction, rhymes and poems will foster their understanding of our culturally, socially, technologically and ecologically diverse world. As well as building important knowledge, this extends their familiarity with words that support understanding across domains. Enriching and widening children’s vocabulary will support later reading comprehension.

EYFS Understanding the world skills and knowledge curriculum links  

Expressive Art and Design- Skills And Knowledge Progression From Reception To Key Stage 1

The development of children’s artistic and cultural awareness supports their imagination and creativity. It is important that children have regular opportunities to engage with the arts, enabling them to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials. The quality and variety of what children see, hear and participate in is crucial for developing their understanding, self-expression, vocabulary and ability to communicate through the arts. The frequency, repetition and depth of their experiences are fundamental to their progress in interpreting and appreciating what they hear, respond to and observe.

EYFS Expressive Art and Design skills and knowledge curriculum links

What do we value?

We value the importance of outdoor learning and believe that it should provide children with opportunities to develop their thinking and problem solving skills. We aim to replicate real-life learning experiences and provide practical, first hand learning opportunities to enhance children’s knowledge and understanding of the world around them.  We value our relationships with our parents/carers and this partnership is a key factor in the progress that children make during their time in our Early Years.  We value parent communication to achieve the full picture of each individual child’s development and learning journey.

Best possible start in life !

Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up. Statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, Department for Children, Schools and Families