Early Years Foundation Stage

We feel that enjoyable and interesting experiences are the key to positive attitudes towards learning, so the emphasis is on learning through play.

A wide range of toys and resources are available to encourage the children to reach their full potential. Observations of the children are undertaken during their play to enable the staff to plan activities based on their interests and to widen their knowledge.

Our daily activities are based on the 4 themes of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum namely,  a “Unique Child”, “Positive Relationships”, “Enabling Environment” and “Physical Development”, and cover the 7 areas of learning which are divided into two distinct areas namely, Prime Areas of Learning and Specific Areas of Learning

Prime Areas of Learning

  • Communication, language and literacy
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development

Specific Areas of learning

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

By covering these we aim to achieve the following Every Child Matters outcomes:

  • Being healthy
  • Staying safe
  • Enjoying and achieving
  • Making positive contributions
  • Economic well-being

Our aim is to promote a learning environment both indoors and outdoors to give children the ability to go on the next stage confidently when it is time for them to leave for “big school”.

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