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At Inskip we encourage children to become independent learners and this begins at the very start of their school lives where we aim to establish a strong foundation for the rest of their school life with us. The Early Years Foundation Stage is the stage in your child’s learning from birth to 5 years old. This is the time in school that we call Reception. Children will have a range of experiences and opportunities to gain everyday skills and develop in a variety of areas of learning. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.
Our children have access to both indoor and outdoor learning spaces where they learn to continuous provision activities construction, small world play, role play and malleable resources are available both inside and out, along with a selection of writing and reading opportunities.
Our Early Years curriculum is broken up into six half termly topics which follow the rolling programme of topics decided for our Year 1 and 2 children in the class. However, their topics are enhanced and guided by their own interests, needs and wants which changes year upon year.
We follow the statutory framework for the early years foundation stage effective from September 2021. In this there are seven areas of learning and development that must shape educational programmes in early years settings. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected.
Three areas are particularly important for building a foundation for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, forming relationships and thriving.
These are the prime areas:
communication and language
personal, social and emotional development
We support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. The specific areas are:
understanding the world
expressive arts and design
We implement the framework through short adult led sessions before the children are encouraged to develop and practise their taught skill through a wealth of opportunities set up in the continuous provision. All of our continuous provision areas are enhanced on a weekly basis, sometimes even every couple of days, to ensure that children remain motivated, happy and excited to learn. Taught sessions include phonics, mental maths, guided reading and a focused activity that changes on a daily basis.
To see our Early Years children’s learning please visit our Lower School blog page to view photographs of the children enjoying a vibrant and rich Early Years curriculum alongside our Year 1 and Year 2 children who are following the National Curriculum.
Please follow this link https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/974907/EYFS_framework_-_March_2021.pdf to read about the Statutory Framework for Early Years Foundation Stage in detail.
EYFS subject leader: Mrs Penny Kemp