Knowledge-Rich, Diversity-Led Curriculum
Early Years - The Foundation Stage Curriculum
"Play is the highest form of research." - Albert Einstein
Our aim is to encourage children to be independent learners. We aim to give each child a positive image of themselves within a setting which values diversity.
We observe the children making full use of the EvidenceMe software to share their experiences with their adults. We use our observations of the children to plan for the following week and to help decide what to include in our learning environment.
In light of the new changes to the Early Years Foundation Stage framework from the 1st of September 2021, we are primarily using ‘Birth to 5’ guidance written by the Early Years Coalition to inform our planning and provision. We are using this document to ensure that the children’s inquisitive minds are encouraged to develop through the use of Child Initiated Learning by ensuring the children have access to varied, fun and engaging activities.
We have also chosen this framework as it shows a clear path through the three prime areas which form the focus for our younger children: Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language and Physical Development. This is supported and developed by the four specific areas of Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design throughout the children’s early years education. Throughout reception the children will be assessed against this framework to help us ensure that our provision is appropriate for each individual learner's needs.
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