Our EYFS curriculum follows the Statutory Framework For the EYFS and uses the Development Matters and Birth to Five Matters documentation to support this.

 

We have worked carefully to build a curriculum that reflects our community and the varying experiences and needs of the children who attend our setting. The well-being and engagement of children is our priority and we pride ourselves on how happy, confident and independent our Early Years learners are.

 

We believe that the children should be at the centre of all that we do and we deliver our Early Years curriculum using a combination of child-led encounters, carefully designed continuous provision, outdoor learning and in-the-moment planning. Adult led activities are structured to provide engaging and exciting opportunities to learn, and we follow the Maths No Problem and Read Write Inc schemes of learning.

 

 

The curriculum has been planned with a focus on the prime areas, and as language provides the foundation of thinking and learning, it is prioritised in our foundation stage. We believe high quality adult-child interactions are incredibly important for the development of our children; consequently, our staff talk with children rather than just talking to children, which may lead learning in a new and unplanned direction. The teaching of vocabulary and modelling and extending language are taught explicitly. Furthermore, story-based activities encourage children to use specific thinking skills to develop language comprehension. Collaborative activities that provide opportunities to learn and hear language often also provide opportunities for wider learning through talk.