EYFS

"CREATIVE PEOPLE ARE CURIOUS, FLEXIBLE, PERSISTENT AND INDEPENDENT WITH A TREMENDOUS  SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE AND A LOVE OF PLAY." HENRI MATISSE

our vision

We believe that every pupil is unique. We ensure all children have the opportunity to develop and learn in a safe and nurturing environment where play and learning is combined. Through practical learning experiences, we strive to equip children with a love of learning and a natural curiosity. We are committed to giving our pupils the best possible start to their school life, teaching them skills that ensure their well- being now and success in the future.

INTENT

Our curriculum is designed to develop the characteristics of effective learning:

  1. Creating and thinking critically – pupils have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things

  2. Active learning – pupils keep on trying if they encounter difficulties, and enjoy their achievements

  3. Playing and exploring – pupils investigate and experience things, and ‘have a go’.

IMPLEMENTATION

Our intent will be implemented through:

  • A curriculum which is broad and balanced and which builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills of all children, from individual starting points

  • An Early Years curriculum that uses a combination of ‘in the moment’ planning, topic themes and enrichment opportunities

  • Meaningful learning experiences, developing each pupil’s characteristics of learning

  • High quality interactions with adults that demonstrate and impact on the progress of all pupils

  • Careful assessment opportunities through observations, which are recorded on the 'Evidence Me' app and shared with parents. These are used to inform the next steps of learning and meet individual needs.

  • Developing an effective and engaging environment that is set up so that pupils can access all areas of learning both inside and outside at any one time

  • Home learning opportunities that allow children to build on their school experiences at home

  • Daily phonics lessons using the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds programme

KNOWLEDGE ORGANISERS

IMPACT

  1. Early Years practioners will have expert knowledge of child development and understanding of play and progression.

  2. Children will make good progress from their varied starting points

  3. Children reach or exceed the Early Learning Goals at the end of Reception

  4. Evidence of children’s achievements are recorded in Online Learning Journeys

  5. Class teachers make formative assessments which inform in the moment or future planning and ensure that all pupils build on their current knowledge and skills at a good pace

  6. Children are ready to transition from the Early Years curriculum to the National Curriculum in Year 1

  7. Children demonstrate curiosity, independence, resilience and other characteristics of effective learning.