All about EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage)
At West Ashton Primary School and Nursery we understand that every child is unique and we are committed to developing each and every child, embracing learning that is led by the child. We believe it is important to ignite a passion for learning so that the children are excited, engaged and eager to learn throughout their whole education. We promote positive relationships with parents/carers and work in close partnership with them to ensure the interests of the children come first. We offer communication through Class Dojo and ParentMail as well as offering information via our website. The Early Years Team work very hard to provide an exciting and thriving learning environment both indoors and outdoors. We encourage the children to explore different aspects of learning through a range of continuous provision activities, including mark making, art and design, number manipulatives, role play, physical and sensory exploration, construction and much more. We want the children in our care to flourish and reach the Early Learning Goals by the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage. At the very least, we want them to make good progress from their starting point. During the final term, we prepare and support our children to make a smooth transition into either Reception or Year One, ensuring that they are ready to take on the new challenges that await them the following year.
Here at West Ashton Primary School and Nursery we follow the Early Years Statutory Framework, as laid out by the Department for Education (DfE). This framework requires Early Years settings to focus on Prime Areas and Specific Areas of Learning.
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development,
- Communication and Language, and
- Physical Development
- Understanding the World, and
- Expressive Art and Design.
- Playing and Exploring – Children investigate and experience things, and ‘have a go’.
- Active Learning – Children concentrate and persevere when they encounter difficulties, and enjoy achievements.
- Creating and Thinking Critically – Children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things.
By ensuring we have implemented all the necessary learning opportunities which allow children to grow and become competent learners, each and every child in our care will be equipped to move onto the next stage of their education, being proud of all they have achieved.