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Welcome to EYFS

Intent

 

Our Early Years Curriculum provides all children with opportunities and experiences to develop positive relationships and attitudes, be resilient, capable, confident and self assured and able to succeed as learners.

It has been designed to create broad and balanced experiences which are tailored to the needs and interests of our children and the wider community.

Our main focus is to develop the children's speech and language through early reading skills and phonics.

We provide high quality learning experiences through adult led and child initiated activities which engage and challenge each individual.

Implementation

 

All our staff have high expectations and through a well resourced and stimulating environment ensure the best for every child.  We encourage our children to become independent and active learners through challenging activities and experiences.  

High quality teaching and learning is centered around the children's individual needs and interests providing the building blocks for the wider whole school curriculum.

Our curriculum provision develops speech and language skills to enable children to become confident speakers.  We foster a love of reading through exposure to a variety of quality texts and genres.  Our children have access to story times, nursery rhyme time, guided reading, home readers and individual reading time.

Our mathematics curriculum is taught through exploration of number, shape and measures in the environment and through real life scenarios, experiences and routines.

We build strong partnerships with parents and carers, engaging and enabling them to support their child's learning, development and well-being.  We do this through Class Dojo, parent workshops, stay and play sessions, parents evening, information leaflets, twitter and class page on school website.

Impact

 

Children enjoy, engage and participate enthusiastically in their learning.  They will develop into confident, motivated and independent learners.

Our children experience a smooth transition between Nursery and Reception as the EYFS unit works together collaboratively to ensure they leave the Early Years with a firm foundation for their learning.

We use learning journals supplemented with exercise books in Reception for Literacy and Mathematics, which share their successes and achievements.  Our team interact and observe the children's learning in order to inform interests which feed into planning, next steps and assessment.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

This is based around four themes, each of which is embraced and reflected in our broad and balanced curriculum.

A Unique Child

Every child is a unique child who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured.

Positive Relationships

Children learn to be strong and independent through the development of positive relationships with parents, carers, teachers and teaching assistants.

Enabling Environments

The environment plays a key role in developing, supporting and extending children's development and learning, with adults responding to the children's individual interests and needs, to help build their learning over time.

Learning and Development

Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of learning and development are equally important and interconnected.  The framework covers the education and care of all children in Early Years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Foundation Stage Curriculum

Prime Areas

 

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development

Specific Areas

 

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Parents as Partners

According to the Early Years Foundation Stage framework, a partnership includes

'parents, families and practitioners working together to benefit children.'

Parent feedback

 

"This workshop has been amazing for us as parents to learn how we can help our children.  Thank you for all that you do."

 

"Very well presented, teachers were very clear and honest on what is expected and how we as parents play a part."

 

"Thank you for sharing wonderful tips which help our children to learn."

World Nursery Rhyme Week Stay and Play sessions

Parent feedback

 

"It was a nice experience to be able to come and see how my sister is developing in her Nursery class in terms of her playing and be able to cooperate with all the different teachers and pupils.  It was also nice being able to see how all the teachers are able to handle all the children in a fun manner."

 

"Such a lovely experience, staff are very friendly, warm and welcoming.  Its always great to have an idea of what our children do at school.  Thank you for letting us stay and play."

 

"Absolutely loved every minute.  The children are clearly enjoying themselves and learning at the same time.  The staff are doing a wonderful job.  Thank you so much for having us today."

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