Early Years


Our Early Years curriculum is underpinned by a play-based approach where children have access to all areas of learning within the classroom and the outside learning area. Our mornings are more structured with daily Phonics, Kinetic Letters, Literacy and Maths sessions. At other times the children have free flow between the areas and can discover for themselves, through carefully planned play opportunities and continuous provision. This approach allows the play to be child initiated but purposeful.

Parents are welcomed into school for regular pop ins which are held once a half term. We encourage parents to work with us to support their child with home reading, letter formation work and Maths challenges. We work closely with our community and particularly our feeder preschools both before the children start school and after, when we invite them in again to see how the children have settled into school life.

The children are continually observed and assessed by the EYFS staff so that they progress rapidly towards achieving the ‘Early Learning Goals’ by the end of their reception year.

In essence we want our children to be happy, confident learners who enjoy coming to school and are keen to learn. As we take children from many preschools, we spend a lot of time building friendships and promoting positive emotional development. We are the ‘Foundation Stage’ of their education and we believe we build the solid foundations for a lifetime of learning that prepares children for life in modern Britain.

Our 3Is document (Intent, Implementation, Impact) document can be found here         EYFS 3Is document

 

Click below to see our Continuous Provision maps showing how we  prepare our children for Year 1 and the National Curriculum studied in Key Stage 1

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EYFS – Curriculum Connections

The EYFS framework is structured very differently to the national curriculum as it is organised across seven areas of learning rather than subject areas. There are three prime areas of learning, which are particularly important for each child’s development and future learning and four specific areas of learning, through which the prime areas are strengthened and applied.

 

EYFS Areas of Learning

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Prime Areas of Learning

Communication and Language

Physical Development

Literacy

 

Specific Areas of Learning

Mathematics

 

Understanding the World

 

Expressive Arts and Design

 

 

Each Area of Learning is divided into aspects and these aspects provide the foundations for National Curriculum subjects that will be studied from Year 1 onwards.

The document here outlines how the skills taught across EYFS feed into the National Curriculum and prepare children for the demands and challenges of the school’s KS1 curriculum.

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