Federation of St Dominic and St Mellion Schools

Foundation Stage

Our youngest children are part of a mixed age group class, however we recognise they often have very different needs and aim to provide a stimulating, play based environment for them in these important formative years.

·    Young children learn through their senses from everything they experience.

·    Play is a young child’s work

·    Social, personal and emotional development is fundamental to how children learn

·    Children are encouraged to become independent

·    Children learn in different ways at different times

·    Play, participation, observation and conversation are the main ways in which young children learn about themselves and the world around them.

·    Learning in the fresh air is hugely beneficial and good fun!

·    Children learn best when everyone involved in their life work in close co-operation. We look forward to teachers, children and their families working in partnership.