Early Years

Early Years


At Rowde C of E Primary Academy, we provide our children with a curriculum that is designed to be flexible, engaging and exciting so that their unique needs, passions and interests are embraced.

Every child is an exceptional individual and we celebrate and respect differences within our school community. The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge and values that equips our children for their future successes.

We inspire our children to become accomplished, happy individuals, ready to reach their full potential in an ever-changing world


We believe that in order for children to learn they must feel safe, secure and happy within our setting; therefore, our first priority must be to ensure children’s personal, social and emotional development needs are met.

Effective continuous provision practise and principles support our children to develop key life skills such as independence, innovation, creativity, enquiry, analysis and problem solving. During the school day, children will have an opportunity to work independently, work collaboratively with their friends and with members of staff.

We work to develop strong links with parents and carers and to help them support their child’s learning.


Being engaged in enriching activities, children make significant strides in physical, social, emotional and cognitive development. The learning in early years paves the way for success in school. It not only prepares children for reading, writing, and arithmetic, it also builds confidence and embeds positive attitudes towards school and learning as they leave Early Years and enter Key Stage 1.

Foundation Stage Policy

Intimate Care Policy

Transition Policy