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These are children from our baby class in nursery; we use activity-based learning rather than rote learning, which means that the children are actively engaged in a mixture of hands-on and written activities that are appropriate for their learning level.

We differentiate the learning activities as far as possible. The children are organised into ability groups and activities are structured to meet the current learning ability of each child. We try and support slower learners with more teacher attention. 

Our ‘learning through play’ approach is popular – alongside some more formal teaching methods such as discussing a book, a sound or a number as part of a whole class lesson. We use play activities that relate to the story or theme of the week, and try to use locally sourced, affordable materials.