Early Years Foundation Stage


The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) at Morna includes a Nursery class and two Reception classes. Children can begin school from September in the year in which they turn three and they can attend either full or part time during the first term of Nursery. School is full time from the start of Reception.

Our children are taught to listen to others and express their own ideas and we place great importance on kindness, helpfulness, sharing, courtesy and respect for others. We nurture each child´s desire to learn, to experiment, to play and to gain independence. Our staff strives to develop each individual child’s emotional, social, physical and creative abilities. We encourage children to learn freely in a safe, structured and stimulating environment.

Children at Morna enjoy a range of activities both inside and outdoors. They develop independence and learn the importance of physical exercise, healthy food and personal hygiene. Our beautiful outside facilities are a stimulating space with continuously evolving areas for play that encourage creativity and investigation.

Children enjoy both adult-led activities and the freedom of child-initiated learning. We introduce our children to reading, writing and number activities in Nursery and Reception and encourage them to discover and investigate through art, crafts, and environmental activities. We strongly believe that learning through play is imperative for this age group and we provide inspiring activities and resources to aid learning and development.

All children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. This has three key areas of focus – communication and language, personal, social, and emotional development, and physical development. Mathematics, literacy, expressive arts, and design and understanding the world are the four specific areas of the curriculum.

The curriculum is delivered by our team of Early Years teachers and Learning Support Assistants who work towards Early Learning Goals and maintain high expectations of children in terms of their behaviour and learning. Specialist teachers enhance the children’s experiences through a range of other activities including weekly, Spanish, music and PE lessons.

Children eat a fruit snack provided by the parents in the morning and enjoy lunches provided by the school catering service. Our children eat together to develop their social skills and our staff help them to manage their food and cutlery and to eat healthily.

 

 

 

 

 

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Last week, 10 staff from Morna gave up their weekend to attend the annual National Association of British Schools in Spain conference in Valencia. As well as including important updates about child protection, safeguarding and educationally related laws, there were also a number of training workshops designed to help teachers improve teaching and learning in schools. These workshops not only benefitted the staff that attended, but the information was also shared with staff throughout our school.
We are always looking to improve at Morna, and we make a major investment in the training and development of our staff each year.
The NABSS conference is one small part of this, but the fact that so many staff were keen to attend, shows their commitment to this process.
Our staff are always looking to do what is best for the students of our school, and this is another example of that.
Have a great weekend.

Bernie Cox (Head Teacher)
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Day 2 of the European Youth Parliament Regional Sessions in Palma de Mallorca.Each of the five committees will be developing their understanding of their topics which include: universal basic income,the right to menstrual products, issues surrounding the demise of pollinators, space technology, fish stocks and the environment.

Committee members will prepare their arguments for tomorrow’s debate in which their motions will be presented,challenged and voted on.
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🌟 Thank you to all the parents who joined us for the Safer Internet Day information workshop! Your commitment to creating a safer online environment for our children is truly commendable. Together, we can empower our kids to navigate the digital world responsibly. 💻🔒 #SaferInternetDay #Parenting #OnlineSafety ...

Ski Trip La Molina 24 - Photos and videos to wrap up last weeks ski trip! Unforgettable memories where students enjoyed the slopes, with added fun, laughter and new found friendships. Apart from skiing, students enjoyed the various activities such as swimming, bowling and disco night. We were amazed by the resilience and determination of our students despite the challenges on the slopes!! A big thank you to all the staff that helped make this trip possible. Looking forward to next years ski adventure.

Julie H & Julie A

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Last week, Y10 students visited the “Parque Natural de las Salinas” with their Spanish teachers. They learned about the sea turtle species which have come to the island to lay their eggs in the last years. Students did a simulation of the nest translocation protocol that is carried out by environment agents and scientists when a turtle trace is found.

Patricia Perez Rojo - Secondary Spanish Teacher
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