Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

All of our children’s learning is done through play. We positively encourage British Values, children are encouraged to share, take turns and make choices about everyday decisions. Activities are planned around each of their individual needs and interests.  Our weekly curriculum plans are displayed in each room for you to view.

More information can be found at https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/eyfs-statutory-framework/

Record & Progress Reports (The Learning Journey)

Children’s Learning Journeys’ are continuously being updated and are available to parents online.  They are also used by staff to plan future activities and learning. When your child starts you will be given details of how to access this service. Progress reports are completed termly for parents to read.

Personal, Social & Emotional Development

  • Communicating with other children and adults. 

  • Forming friendships. 

  • Taking turns. 

  • Building confidence and self esteem. 

  • Sharing.

  • Concentration. 

  • Expressing feelings. 

  • Showing respect for: all living things, people, cultures and beliefs, property and the environment.

  • Following instructions. 

  • Being independent. 

  • Taking initiative. 

  • Perseverance. 

  • Learning about cultural and religious events.

Physical Development

  • Being aware of our body and the changes that take place during physical development. 

  • How to be healthy inside and out. 

  • Personal hygiene.

  • Outdoor play and activities. 

  • Walks. 

  • Co-ordination. 

  • Control. 

  • Balancing, climbing, jumping, hopping, running, walking, throwing and catching, kicking, pushing and pulling, peddling, standing and sitting, stretching and reaching.

  • Threading. 

  • Screwing & unscrewing. 

  • Puzzles. 

  • Buttoning & unbuttoning. 

  • Zipping & unzipping. 

  • Cutting. 

  • Play dough.

  • Pencil control. 

  • Lego. 

  • Dressing ourselves.

Communication and Language

  • Communicating with other children and adults. 

  • Extending vocabulary. 

  • Increasing fluency. 

  • Talking and listening.   

  • Understanding that words have a meaning. 

  • Using and enjoying books. 

  • Songs, nursery rhymes and poems. 

  • Role play. 

  • Writing name. 

  • Pencil control. 

  • Pretend writing. 

  • Tracing and drawing.

Literacy

  • Pretend Writing. 

  • Pencil control. 

  • Name writing. 

  • Tracing and drawing. 

  • Recognising familiar words. 

  • Recognising letters by shape and sound. 

  • Using and enjoying books.

Mathematics

  • Shapes. 

  • Positions. 

  • Size and quantity. 

  • Number rhymes, songs and stories. 

  • Counting. 

  • Counting games and activities. 

  • Comparing, sorting and matching. 

  • Order and sequence. 

  • Puzzles. 

  • Recognising and writing numbers. 

  • Making patterns.

  • Addition and subtraction. 

  • Solving problems. 

  • Time.

  • Recognising and mixing colours.

Understanding the world

  • Past and present events. 

  • Differences. 

  • Patterns and change. 

  • Addresses. 

  • Cutting. 

  • Joining. 

  • Building. 

  • Nature walks.

  • Months of the year and days of the week. 

  • How the body works. 

  • Health. 

  • Understanding time. 

  • The weather. 

  • Computer practice. 

  • The environment. 

  • Cooking (over threes).

Expressive arts and design

  • Drawing, painting, chalking. 

  • Music and movement. 

  • Stories and imaginative play. 

  • Sand, water, play dough.

  • Musical instruments. 

  • Drama and acting. 

  • Collage work. 

  • Finding our five senses. 

  • Colours. 

  • Sticking.