Our Philosophy of Learning and Teaching At Beddington Infants' school our philosophy is simple… We educate the whole child through an individualised approach by creating a safe, happy, nurturing and challenging provision in which your child will flourish.
Our provision is inspired by the Italian Reggio Emilia approach:
Children are respected as individuals with something valuable to say. Children have an input into the direction of their learning. Children develop relationships with children and adults, and with material items in their world that they are encouraged to explore. Children are given a variety of meaningful opportunities to express themselves. Children are enabled to develop as active and engaged learners through an integrated day which offers them opportunities to learn to manage their own learning states, to prioritise and to make good choices.
We achieve this through: - a strong focus on high academic achievement in line with the National Curriculum for Early Years and Key Stage One - learning opportunities organised around immediate verbal feedback - meaningful opportunities to use and apply new learning and skills - a buzzing, open learning environment - regular opportunities for you to join us to learn with your child - opportunities for children to be fully immersed in their learning - opportunities for children to think and make decisions for themselves - a broad range of indoor and outdoor experiences allowing each child to blossom as an individual - scaffolding new learning and experiences to develop confidence enabling children to challenge themselves - continuous opportunities to interact with and develop a respect for the environment and the community.