Prospective Parents September 2021
Our EYFS Curriculum
The children in the EYFS follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and teachers plan for progression in seven areas of Learning and Development. The framework is a continuation from the curriculum followed by nurseries and pre-schools. It is a holistic approach to learning and places a strong emphasis on the individual child.
Play and exploration is fundamental to learning in our EYFS classes. Children will learn through first-hand experiences; by actively ‘doing’ as well as through scaffolding and modelling by adults. We will provide them with sufficient space, both indoors and outdoors, time and choice of resources. Each week, teachers plan and prepare activities linked to children’s next steps and also give opportunities for the children to initiate their own learning. Through this, the children are able to develop the characteristics of effective learning: playing and exploring, active learning, and creating and thinking critically.
We have a long term plan of skills and knowledge to teach each term, ensuring progression in all areas of learning. The resources and activities that we use in the classroom will be planned through discussion with the children, allowing us to take into account their current interests, learning styles and stages of development. We find that this approach results in high levels of engagement which supports progress in learning. We encourage children to explore and make mistakes as part of the learning process.
Please take a look at the presentation below to find out about the different areas of learning and examples of activities.