Our Early Years Curriculum

When children first start school in their Reception Year, they follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

Throughout the EYFS there is a strong emphasis on learning through play, both child and adult initiated.  in our Early Years classes we plan for learning opportunities as a whole class, in small adult-focused groups and through free-flow access to a variety of learning resources either indoors or in one of our two outdoor areas.

The EYFS curriculum is made up of three prime areas: Communication and Language, Physical Development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development, and four specific areas: Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.  At the end of the EYFS children are assessed against the Early Learning Goals, which indicate the level of development that ‘most’ children should achieve.  Children will be assessed against each goal as meeting the ‘expected’ level, ‘exceeding’ the expected level or working towards it ’emerging’.

Above all our aim is that your child’s first year in school is a happy one that builds on their nursery or pre-school experiences.  We are sure that they will enjoy making new friends, learning new skills and having lots of fun!  We liaise closely with local pre-school and nursery settings and with parents/carers about each child’s individual social and learning needs to aid the transition to ‘big school’.

Please click below for a parents’ guide to the EYFS

http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2014/08/EYFS_Parents_Guide-amended.pdf

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