For children in the Early Years Foundation Stage, we adopt a rigorous approach towards individualised teaching and learning. The statutory Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is the basis of the all teaching and learning and forms the core aspects of our Reception curriculum. There are seven areas of learning and development that shape educational provision in early years’ settings. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three ‘Prime’ areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning and building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive:
• Personal and Emotional Development
• Communication and Language
• Physical Development
Our school also supports children in four ‘Specific’ areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied:
• Understanding the World
• Expressive Arts and Design
We deliver learning for all of the areas through purposeful play and learning experiences, with a balance of adult-led and child-initiated activities. Through play, our children explore and develop learning experiences which help them make sense of the world. They practise and build ideas, learning how to control themselves and understand the need for rules. We provide the opportunity for our pupils to think creatively and work and communicate with others as they investigate and solve problems.