Class teacher: Mrs Brent and Mrs Demicoli
Learning Assistant: Ms, Bulsara, Mrs Downey and Ms Davidson
Class teacher: Miss Mortimer
Learning Assistant: Ms Baker, Ms Ciballi and Mrs Houston
As well as delivering the EYFS curriculum, Reception and Nursery classes follow the whole school STEAM curriculum.
This term our STEAM focus is Maths, exploring the question:
‘Can I create, carry out an experiment and present my data in a variety of different ways?’
This term Reception will be learning all about being mathematicians and exploring how to represent data. They will also be learning about farms and how wheat is used to make bread. The classes will have the opportunity to taste breads from around the world and decide which ones are their favourite. They then will learn how to represent this information in lots of different ways. There will also be opportunities to make bread and sandwiches.
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The Four EYFS Principles
The statutory framework is based on four guiding principles which shape practice in our Early Years Classes. These are:
1) A Unique Child
2) Positive Relationships
3) Enabling Environments
4) Learning and Development
We are fully committed to the purpose and aims of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation (2014) which clearly states:
‘Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high-quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.’
Our Early Years Foundation Stage aims to create a happy, caring, secure and stimulating environment for all children; we do this through:
Encourage confidence, independence and a desire to learn; (having quality interactions and provision through our Steam Curriculum)
Focus on the development of every child as an individual, valuing and building on their previous experiences and responding to their individual needs; (Objective led planning)
Work in partnership with parents and carers; (daily communications at drop off and pick up, Tapestry, Class Dojos, the weekly newsletter and twice a year parents evening meetings)
Develop in children an enquiring mind, an interest in learning and an enthusiasm for the next stage of school life; (cultural capital and the characteristics of learning embedded in our STEAM curriculum)
Provide good foundations for later learning; (RWI phonics STEAM links to the EYFS Curriculum)
Encourage good social relationships, developing self-esteem and respect for others. (zones of regulation)
The Early Years Foundation Stage is the statutory curriculum for children 0-5. For us, the EYFS covers our Nursery and Reception classes. Our curriculum challenges and inspires our children, encouraging them to develop into independent, motivated learners who are curious about the world around them. Our children are nurtured within a secure environment, whilst being allowed to explore, enquire and take risks both inside and outside of the classroom. Our children make rapid progress within a child centred context allowing a smooth transition into Key Stage 1.
It is essential that the transition into school, whether that be into Nursery or Reception, is a smooth and successful one. We, therefore, offer a home visit, before they start school and have a professional dialogue with any previous settings, health visitors, EY SEND teachers and any other agencies. The home visits allows both the child and the parent to meet the teacher in the security of their own home environment.