About Us

Welcome to Explorers, our Early Years Unit, where our Nursery and Reception children learn and play together.

Our teachers are Ms Gladston and Mrs Walton, supported by Mrs Hawkins and Mrs Danagher.

  • We provide play based learning in a secure and caring environment where each child can develop at their own pace and enjoy the challenge of new experiences.

  • We respect parents and carers as the first educators of our children. We welcome parental involvement and form positive home/school relationships.

  • We welcome all children and will ensure all children have equal access to our curriculum and facilities.

  • We encourage children to develop their independence and learn through rich and stimulating hands on experiences. We offer individually planned sessions and seize opportunities for spontaneous learning. At Rothbury children can make choices and enjoy challenge.

  • We learn how to read and write using Read Write Inc phonics programme and by the end of the Reception year, we will be starting to use sentences and full stops.  We use numeracy skills throughout the curriculum and develop an investigative approach to working on maths problems.  
  • Our Unit approach is to develop confidence, resilience and a love of learning.  We follow our Promises and develop a team approach in the class where we work together and help one another.  
We hope you enjoy looking at the pictures of things we get up to, and if you have any questions, please come and speak to Ms Gladston or Mrs Walton.