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How we teach in EYFS

We strive to provide a stimulating and challenging learning environment where children feel secure, are valued as individuals and are excited to learn and explore the world around them. Children form relationships with new friends, experience fun and laughter, and bond with key adults who will support them throughout their time in the EYFS.  The welfare, individual needs and interests of pupils are carefully considered by adults, enabling children to access activities that engage and challenge them. We work alongside the important people in children’s lives and the wider community to support them to achieve their full potential. Children have opportunities and support to achieve specific learning goals, with the aim that no child is left behind.

Enjoyment, connection and meaning underpin quality learning experiences, and therefore play is an essential vehicle for learning in the EYFS. Children’ natural creativity and curiosity are nurtured through the use of open-ended, authentic and natural resources, enabling them to make links with their own experiences and learn about the world. Many resources can be explored endlessly and can expand children’s vocabulary and understanding of many concepts. Well-planned provision is considered to be children’s ‘third teacher’ and children learn different skills from having access to indoor and outdoor environments, as well as working within the school grounds and beyond the setting.

The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage

We adhere to the Statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage and the four guiding principles that shape practice within Early Years settings:

Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured;

  • Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships;
  • Children learn and develop well in enabling environments with teaching and support from adults, who respond to their individual interests and needs and help them to build their learning over time. Children benefit from a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers.
  • The importance of learning and development. Children develop and learn at different rates.

We plan the curriculum around the seven areas of learning for the Early Years Foundation Stage:

The Prime Areas:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

The Specific Areas:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Each area of learning and development is implemented through planned, purposeful play-based activities and curriculum content is developed and supported by the school’s curriculum leaders.

Privacy Policy

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We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

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This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.