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Brinkworth Earl Danby’s CE Primary School

Brinkworth Earl Danby’s CE Primary School

Believe to Achieve! "Roots will grow down into God's love and keep us strong" EPH 3:17

Early Years

Subject Leader Miss D Mewis
Contact Details for the attention of the Early Years Leader
Mission Sentence At Brinkworth Earl Danby's School we believe that, “The early years are not simply about how we raise our children. They are about the society we will become." (The Princess of Wales). Our vision is for children to be happy, thrive and succeed during their first year at school. Our curriculum is carefully planned, is informed by the children’s interests, and ensures children are active participants in their learning and development.
Inspiring Quotes
  • Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression.   Dr Hiam Ginnot
  • Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world.
    Maria Montessori
  • If children feel safe, they can take risks, ask questions, make mistakes, learn to trust, share their feelings, and grow. Alfie Kohn
  • Let the child be the scriptwriter, the director and the actor in his own play. Magda Gerber
  • Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn. O. Fred Donaldson

Curriculum Overview


Term One

Term Two

Term Three

Term Four

Term Five

Term Six


Marvellous me!

(Starting school, my family, my school, my body, my community Autumn)

All around the World

(Diversity - cultures, Diwali, Bonfire Night, Christmas)

How things have changed.

(Recycling, ‘historical’ items,  power and energy, Winter)

All Creatures Great and Small

(species, habitats, Easter, Spring, growth, life-cycles Pancake Day)

Once Upon a Time


(Traditional stories, Poems, Story characters, settings)




transport, Summer, Sports Day)

Some people who inspire us when we think of early years... 

Baroness Floella Benjamin (b. 1949)

Loris Malaguzzi (1920 – 1994)

Maria Montessori (1870- 1952)

HRH The Princess of Wales (b. 1982)

John Bowlby (1907 – 1990)