Early Years Foundation Stage

Teacher: Miss Scott

Teaching Assistants:
Miss Mansell & Miss Plummer

An Early years Teacher is employed full time in a purpose built classroom with an attractive and stimulating outdoor learning area.

During their Reception year the work for the children is based on ‘The Early Years Foundation Stage’ curriculum.

There are 7 areas of learning and development:

The 3 prime areas:

  • communication and language
  • physical development
  • personal, social and emotional development

The 4 specific areas:

  • literacy
  • maths
  • understanding the world
  • expressive arts and design

‘Early Learning Goals’ establish expectations for most children to reach by the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage. The children complete a baseline assessment within the first 6 weeks of starting school and then assessment is on-going.

Each child’s development is recorded on an online system called Tapestry that includes contributions from home and enables parents to see photos of the children at school. There are daily opportunities for parents to talk to the class teacher. We give the children opportunities to develop as independent, confident successful learners. Pupils of all levels are supported to achieve their potential.