Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (Reception)
In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) we aim to provide a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum which addresses the children ‘s social, emotional, physical, intellectual, moral and cultural development within a safe, secure, stimulating environment.
Our curriculum enables the child to learn and develop skills, attitudes and understanding in these areas of learning, the prime areas being:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language and Physical Development
The specific areas are:
Mathematics, Literacy, Understanding the World and Expressive Art and Design
Throughout the EYFS we plan activities to give children learning experiences and opportunities to work towards the Early Learning Goals and prepare them for the National Curriculum. Teaching and learning will take place within the classroom and outside area. Within these areas children will participate in a variety of activities, both with an adult and independently.
The EYFS is based upon four principles:
- A unique child. We recognise that every child is a competent learner who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured. We recognise that children develop in individual ways and at varying rates. Children’s attitudes and dispositions to learning are influenced by feedback from others; we use praise and encouragement as well as celebration and rewards to encourage and develop a positive attitude to learning
- Positive relationships. We recognise that children learn to be strong and independent from secure relationships and aim to develop caring, respectful and professional relationships with the children and their families.
- Enabling environments. We recognise that the environment plays a key role in supporting and extending the children’s development. Through observations we assess the children’s interests, stages of development and learning needs before planning activities and experiences to extend their learning.
- Learning and development. The Foundation department is organised to allow children to explore and learn securely and safely. There are areas where the children can be active or quiet. The department is set up in learning areas where children are able to find and locate equipment and resources independently.
We are pleased to provide you with information about this term’s curriculum in each year group.
Below, you will find a link that will take you to a curriculum offer presentation, put together by your child’s class teacher.
The first page details a standard timetable for your child this half term, with an overview of the exciting topics, skills and knowledge being covered in each subject.
If you like to dive further into the details around a particular subject, we would encourage you to look through the rest of the presentation, where subject specialists or the teachers that have planned the work this half term, discuss the exact content and skills being taught, the vocabulary being covered and any exciting events and experiences that are linked with the subject!
Please click here for Welcome Evening information including how and what we teach in FS together with behaviour expectations etc. This is normally presented in a face to face event but due to the restrictions of the pandemic in July 2021, we were unable to invite parents into school.
We hope that this new curriculum offer format provides you with a detailed and useful look into your child’s learning.
Below, you will find further details of this year group's curriculum. For an overview of all of the topics covered across the year please click on the long term plan attachment below. The timetables that have been produced for each half term can also be found below.
Miss Jess Eady
Mrs Emma Poncia
Head of Year
Miss Emily Olver