We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage guidance which sets the standards for Learning, Development and Care of children from birth to five. This continues throughout the Reception Year and creates the foundations for future learning in school and beyond. These early experiences can have a significant effect on pupils’ attitudes to learning.
Learning through the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum is planned within three prime areas and four specific areas of development. These seven areas of learning are explored from birth to five years through the Early Years Foundation Stage guidance. The EYFS is divided into four themes that express important principles and each principle is supported by four commitments. The four themes are:
• A Unique Child
• Positive Relationships
• Enabling Environments
• Learning and Development
Our school is committed to each of the four themes, the principles and the commitments laid out in the Early Years Foundation Stage guidance and we aim to develop the whole child.
We aim for children to feel motivated and excited about their learning. Well planned play, both indoors and outdoors, is a key way in which children learn with enjoyment and challenge.