Our Reception and Nursery classes are part of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). We use the indoor and outdoor environments to support play and learning. All children have access to the outside throughout the day during independent learning or adult-directed tasks.
The curriculum is underpinned by the 3 characteristics of Effective Learning:
Playing and Exploring: Engagement
Active Learning: Motivation
Creating and Thinking Critically
The EYFS Curriculum consists of 7 key areas of learning:
3 Prime Areas:
4 Specific Areas
Assessment and Reporting
All children have an ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’ Learning Journey scrapbook in which teachers and staff collect observations on the children and their achievements. These books are available in the classroom for children to look at.
The progress of each child is assessed termly to check that they are working within the expected range for their age. At the end of Reception all teachers complete statutory assessments of the children against the ‘Early Learning Goals’