In the Foundation Stage we learn across the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum. Your child will be learning skills, acquiring knowledge and demonstrating their understanding across seven areas of the curriculum. These areas of the curriculum are divided into prime and specific areas.
Three prime areas are fundamental, work together, and move through to support development in all other areas, these are ; i) Physical Development ii) Communication and Language iii) Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
Plus four specific areas that include essential skills and knowledge for children to participate successfully in society, these are; i) Literacy ii) Maths iii) Understanding the World iv) Expressive Arts and Design.
Throughout the year we plan an overview of enquiry topics to reflect the breadth and content of the EYFS curriculum. However we do try to involve children in the development of the topic and utilise children’s interests.
We aim to provide all children with a broad, balanced, exciting and enjoyable experience. Children are actively encouraged to have a positive view of themselves and others and to be caring and responsible towards each other. Your child will be assessed within 2 weeks of arriving at school using the National Reception Baseline. More information can be found here: http://Reception Baseline Assessment for Parents
We want children in our care to be successful and happy learners and we do this by making them feel secure and cared for; we provide the correct environment, plan opportunities and activities and respond to the child’s needs. Having the correct environment and adults to support and guide helps to develop your child’s curiosity; build up their resilience; form positive relationships; be confident and articulate and have the necessary reading, number and writing skills and abilities ready to move into Key Stage 1.
Our partnership with you is very important because if teachers and parents work together then children will achieve greater levels of success.
The Foundation Stage unit that your child is part of is made up of two classes, although the provision in the room and the outdoor area is shared by both classes.
We learn through play inside and outside of the classroom and have planned daily literacy, maths, phonics and reading sessions. There will be a combination of adult led or adult initiated activities as well as times for child initiated play.
Inside, the room is set up into different learning areas to ensure children can have continuous access to resources which are planned in accordance to the curriculum. The areas are:
Home Corner/Role Play
The Outdoors has further areas, these are:
Musical Stage Area
Have a look at what enquiries we are conducting and gain an overview of what your child will be learning by clicking on the link.