Early Years Foundation Stage

Our curriculum planning in the early years focuses on the 3 prime areas of learning: communication and language, physical development, personal, social and emotional development and the 4 specific areas of literacy, mathematics, understanding the world and expressive arts and design. Our school fully supports the principle that young children learn through play and by engaging in well-planned structured activities which engage the children with the effective characteristics of learning.

Teaching in the Foundation class builds on the experiences of the children in their pre-school learning. We do all we can to build positive partnerships with the variety of nurseries and other pre-school providers in each area.

During the children’s first term in school, their teacher begins to assess each child. This assessment forms an important part of the future curriculum planning for each child. A Baseline assessment is completed.

We believe the support of parents and carers is essential if children are to make outstanding progress in our school. We strive to build positive links with the parents and carers of each child by having a carefully planned induction process including a short staggered entry and home visits. This relationship is nurtured throughout their time in Foundation Stage and onto KS1.

EYFS Statutory Framework

National Curriculum and Early Years End of Year Targets