Early Years Foundation Stage
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework, sets out the standards for development, learning and care of children from birth to five. It is important that all children are given the opportunity to experience the best possible start to their education. We need to ensure that our pupils enter school having established solid foundations on which they can build. Pupils will start in our Foundation class having had a range of different experiences.
Within the Foundation Year, learning experiences of the highest quality are planned, considering children’s needs and achievements and the range of learning experiences that will help them make
progress. Well-planned play is a key way in which children learn with enjoyment and challenge, both within the indoor and outdoor learning environments. The Foundation Stage prepares our pupils for learning in Key Stage 1 and is consistent with the National Curriculum.
In the Reception Year, the curriculum is planned and resourced to take children’s learning forward and to provide opportunities for all
children to succeed in an atmosphere of care and of feeling valued. The curriculum is designed to ignite children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and to build their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. It is planned in seven areas of learning and development; all areas are important and inter-connected.