Early Years Foundation Stage at Wormholt Park Primary School
Nursery and Reception
Nursery- Marigold and Buttercup Class
Reception- Oslo and Zurich Class
Children are at the centre of all that happens in our EYFS. Our children are happy, and individuality is highly valued. We aim to stimulate and encourage children’s development and establish a love of learning within a safe and secure environment. We promote child centred learning through exciting multisensory activities that challenge and extend children’s knowledge and experience of the world around them. Children quickly learn the routines and skills that serve them very well as they move through the school.
We know parents and carers are a child’s first and most important teacher. At Wormholt Park Primary School, we promote strong partnerships with parents/ carers and the wider community. Our parents/carers are welcome to be actively involved in their children’s learning in school and are able to share learning experiences through ‘Stay and Play’ sessions, Mystery Reader opportunities, Home Learning Club and Parent Workshops. We value involvement and any contributions to judgements about children’s learning that parents and carers can give us. We use this information to support our assessments and share information about what children need to do next to progress in their learning and development.
In our EYFS, we are committed to providing a broad, balanced and appropriately differentiated curriculum. Our incredible indoor and outdoor learning environments facilitate child-initiated play alongside adult led tasks. We provide children with carefully planned opportunities, which allow them to explore, create and learn through exciting, stimulating, interactive and accessible resources. The framework ‘Development Matters in the EYFS’ was produced by Early Education with support from the Department for Education. We use this framework when carrying out observations, for assessment purposes, planning and to implement the requirements of the Statutory Framework for the EYFS.
The seven areas of learning are outlined below.
The framework is underpinned by the three Characteristics of Effective Learning:
Playing and Exploring: Engagement
- Finding out and exploring
- Playing with what they know
- Being willing to ‘have a go’
Active Learning: Motivation
- Being involved and concentrating
- Keeping trying
- Enjoying achieving what they set out to do
Creating and Thinking Critically
- Having their own ideas
- Making links
- Choosing ways to do things
Development Matters in the EYFS
Statutory Framework for the EYFS