EYFS

Our aim is to provide children with the best possible start to their school experience and we strongly believe in developing lifelong skills alongside academic achievement.

The children follow an engaging and age appropriate curriculum with a strong focus on developing language and widening the children’s experiences.

Reading and Writing is taught through Phonics. Teachers follow the Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc Scheme.

A balance of self-chosen, play based activities and more structured adult led learning is provided, which enables all children to reach their potential.

All pupils have daily access to our well-resourced and imaginative outside learning environment, which we believe contributes to a healthy body and a healthy mind.

We highly value the important role that parents and carers have to play in their child’s education. Prior to you child starting school you will be invited to a transition meeting where we will pass on important information and also answer any questions you may have. We also offer stay and play sessions where you and your child can become more familiar with the staff and the environment. Our experience shows that this will support you and your child in making those first few days less stressful and a positive time.

Every morning we encourage parents to stay for 10 minutes at the start of the day for ‘Morning Task’ and work with their child to complete a simple activity. Staff are always available at this time to offer support and answer any questions. This means that parents can always feel part of their child’s learning and can take an active role.

Alongside this we hold 2 formal parent meetings to discuss your child’s progress and their individual needs. From time to time we also organise workshops to help parents support their child in specific areas such as reading and writing.

Learning and development in the EYFS is split into the ‘Prime’ and ‘Specific’ areas

Prime areas
AreaAspect
Communication and LanguageListening, attention and understanding

Speaking

Personal and Social DevelopmentSelf-regulation

Managing self

Building relationships

Physical DevelopmentGross motor skills

Fine motor skills

 

Specific areas
AreaAspect
LiteracyComprehension

Word reading

Writing

MathematicsNumber

Numerical patterns

Understanding the WorldPast and present

People, culture and communities

The natural world

Expressive Arts and DesignCreating with materials

Being imaginative and expressive

The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) sets out the learning and development stages for children as they grow from birth to five years.

Children develop more rapidly during the first five years of their lives than at any other time. For those working in the early years (whether as a childminder or in a nursery, pre-school, or reception class in school), the Early Years Foundation Stage framework outlines what practitioners need to do to support your child.

 

Curriculum

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) has its own stand-alone curriculum for Pre-School and Reception children in primary settings.  From September 2021 the EYFS curriculum is changing for all settings in England. Further details can be found by clicking on the link below.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-years-foundation-stage-framework–2

 

Reception baseline assessment

As from September 2021 the Department for Education have introduced a Reception Baseline Assessment (RBA) All children in reception classes will be assessed on their early literacy, communication, language and mathematics skills at some time during their first 6 weeks. This will provide a starting point from which to measure progress from reception to the end of key stage 2. Further information can be found by clicking on the link below.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/reception-baseline-assessment-information-for-parents

 

 

FS Leader

Mrs S Audley

Policies/Plans

EYFS Action Plan 2019 to 2020

EYFS action plan 2018 to 2019

RMPA EYFS Policy – Sept 2019

Impact

Writing across the Foundation Stage.

Writing in the Foundation Stage begins in F1 where the children retell familiar stories by mark making and drawing pictures .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In F2 they progress to retelling stories in their own words that can be read by themselves and other people.

Each morning we welcome parents to stay and join their child in a variety of activities.  These include craft activities, maths games, sharing storybooks and phonics practise. These activities allow parents to be involved in their child’s learning on a daily basis and for us to offer advice and answer questions.

The pupils in F2 rose to the challenge of performing their first whole school assembly on ‘Heroes’. They sang songs, painted pictures, wrote stories, designed their own superhero, learnt about the special jobs real life heroes do and had great fun dressing up as their favourite hero.

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