Our early years setting follows our self-made curriculum devised from the 2023 statutory framework of the EYFS.
The EYFS framework includes seven areas of learning and development that are equally important and inter-connected. However, three areas known as the prime areas are seen as particularly important for igniting curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building children’s capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.
The prime areas areas:
- Communication and language
- Physical development
- Personal, social and emotional development
The prime areas are strengthened and applied through four specific areas:
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts and design
- To create a stimulating child-led and nurturing environment where children develop their independence as learners.
- To provide a curriculum which is inclusive and diverse to meet all learning styles encouraging children to love learning.
- To ensure all children are able to access the curriculum at their level and their individual progress is valued.
- To create a language rich environment that underpins the seven areas of learning
- To provide a creative indoor and environment where children safely explore risks and challenge their own learning.
- To work closely and collaboratively with parents in order to ensure we value home experiences and develop a true reflection of the whole child.
- To prepare children effectively for the next stage in their school life
Across EYFS we have created our own curriculum combining Birth To Five and Every child matters, This curriculum focus on the cultural capital of our children and the gaps in their learning. The curriculum includes seven areas of learning and development that are equally important and inter-connected. However, three areas known as the prime areas are seen as particularly important for igniting curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building children’s capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.
We will also incorporate the characteristics of effective learning (COEL) into all teaching and learning experiences (the way children approach that learning). The children are taught the skills required in the EYFS which are coherently planned to build upon the children’s current knowledge and understanding by cumulative of lessons. The children's interests and progress informs future planning.
Through the delivery of a well-planned, child-led and challenging curriculum we aim that the pupils will leave the Early Years Foundation Stage as independent learners, with transferrable skills needed to start Reception and then Key Stage One. This will be measured at the end of Reception as to whether the pupils have achieved a Good Level of Development.
We aim that pupils will leave our Foundation Stage classes on track in line with our end of year assessments.