The Early Years Foundation Stage Policy for Teaching, Learning and Assessment can be found under the policies section of this website.
The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum
The Foundation Stage includes Acorns Nursery and Oaks Reception class. Teachers work together to plan teaching and learning opportunities. We value and want to build upon the children’s previous experiences both at home and at nursery. In the children’s first term at school we will aim to make the transition from any previous setting as smooth and consistent as possible.
Through exploring different aspects of a theme children will experience all areas of the Foundation Stage Curriculum. When they begin school, the children will work towards the Department for Education (DfE) “Early Learning Goals” within the EYFS Curriculum which covers the following prime areas:
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
There are also 4 specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. These are:
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts and design
The children will experience these areas of the curriculum through both indoor and outdoor environments; we strongly believe that children learn through their play and by offering a range of different stimulating environments we allow the children to enhance their learning experience and development.
The children follow a curriculum which is based around topics and themes which will engage the children and be led by their interests. Details of these can be found below.