Early Years Foundation Stage

  • Last updated: 28 March 2022

Our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum is met through an approach based on continuous provision in a play based environment. Like all other areas of our school, staff constantly refine and adjust their practice to ensure that it is not only fully meeting our children’s needs but providing a solid foundation which will lead them into the National Curriculum in Year 1 and beyond.

Each child has access to an education that is uniquely suited to them as individual learners. Provision is accessed both indoors and outdoors to support the achievement of the Early Learning Goals through the seven Areas of Learning which are made up of-

Three Prime areas

Communication and Language

Personal Social & Emotional Development

Physical Education

Four Specific Areas-

Literacy

Maths

Understanding the World

Expressive Arts & Design

Please see the link below for further information.

Mud kitchen
Mud kitcken
Eyfs model making
Model making

Everyday is unique. However a typical day involves the children on arrival at school, self registering and filling up their water bottles before accessing the continuous provision areas. During this time individual readers are heard. 

Our day consists of three adult led input sessions which are Maths, Phonics and English which provide the children with the skills they need in order to play and learn about their own interests which in turn, builds their independence. 

For further information about teaching Maths, Phonics and English, see the linked pages below. 

Cooking
Making pasta
Letters
Learning to write

The remainder of the day is child led, continuous provision which includes weekly challenges to consolidate learning. 

Each week, there is one focus child who is closely supported in their learning and next steps identified. 

Woodwork
Woodwork
Growing our own
Growing -and eating- our own!
Book reviews
Enjoying books
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Choosing our own projects to work on
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Enjoying being outside all the time