Nursery and Reception are known as The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
Our pupils work through the revised Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. This is split up into seven key areas of learning:
- Communication and Language (C&L)
- Physical Development (PD)
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSE)
- Understanding the World (UW)
- Expressive Arts and Design (EAD)
In addition to these areas of learning, pupils in our EYFS take part in ballet, yoga and PE with specialist coaches. We also follow our whole school RE curriculum.
We want our Early Years children to be happy, confident and enthusiastic learners who develop through playing, exploring and critical thinking.
We teach the EYFS curriculum through a series of topics and these change every half term. There is a balance between adult directed and child-initiated learning. Teaching and learning is done through play both indoors and outdoors. For more information on the National Curriculum click here.
We like to take the children out on trips as much as possible and regularly have visitors and guests into school. This enables us to make the curriculum as varied and relevant as possible.
Due to the global pandemic, trips outside schools and visitors into school have been suspended until further notice. This is to keep children and adults safe whilst observing government guidance.
We work in continuous partnership with parents/ carers and welcome them to be involved in school life as much as possible. We strive to keep parents/ carers continuously informed about what the children are learning about and how they can help at home. We do this through the use of email contact, letters, home/ school books and information sessions.
When children start in Reception, it is a statutory requirement that each child is assessed individually. The baseline assessment is a starting point that gives a snapshot of where each individual pupil is at the beginning of the year with communication, language and literacy, and in maths. Observations also play a large roll in EYFS: EYFS staff observe the children on a daily basis to identify individual qualities, strengths and needs. We strongly believe the importance of having regular communication and an open dialogue with parents, especially should a need arise. At the end of the year, each child is assessed against the 17 Early Learning Goals (EYFS) across the areas outlined above. Parents/carers have regular opportunities to find out about how their child is progressing towards these throughout their time in Nursery and Reception and to add information about how they feel their child is progressing.
Welcome Meeting Presentations 2022
Reception Welcome Meeting Presentations