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 childs 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
Area of Learning and DevelopmentAspect
Personal, Social and Emotional DevelopmentMaking relationships
Self-confidence and self-awareness
Managing feelings and behaviour
Physical DevelopmentMoving ad handling
Health and self-care
Communication and LanguageListening and attention
Understanding
Speaking

 

Specific Areas
Area of Learning and DevelopmentAspect
LiteracyReading
Writing
MathematicsNumber
Shape, space and measure
Understanding the WorldPeople and communities
The world
Technology
Expressive Arts and DesignExploring and using media and materials
Being imaginative

 

The Prime areas are essential in order to make progress in the ‘specific’ areas . At the end of the Foundation Stage, children are assessed against the National expectations. To achieve a ‘Good Level of Development’ they need to reach the expected level in all of the Prime areas plus Literacy and Maths.

FS Leader

Mrs S Audley and Mrs S Webb

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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