EYFS

Early Years Provision

Aims

  • All pupils have the best possible provision to develop their skills in an environment that is interest led where appropriate, through planned purposeful play and direct teaching opportunities.
  • Pupils will have opportunities to develop their personal social and emotional skills, independence, curiosity and resilience. Additionally children will develop risk taking, relationships, a belief in themselves, and a genuine and lasting love of learning.
  • Pupils receive an education that they need and that is appropriate to them, and move at a pace bespoke to each of them.

 

In the Early Years (Ocean class) we adhere to the statutory guidance and report on progress towards the Early Learning Goals as detailed in the EYFS Profile. 

We aim to provide a broad, balanced and holistic curriculum that is appropriate to children’s needs and developmental levels which facilitates progress towards their EHCP outcomes.  We provide a dynamic, nurturing and safe environment that belongs to the children, reflects their personalities and interests, this is supported by quality adult intervention when appropriate enabling children to develop lifelong skills, be physically healthy, mentally alert, emotionally secure, socially competent, able and eager to learn.  Through this we identify their Characteristics of Learning and monitor their wellbeing and involvement – crucial to future learning and development. 

We aim for our curriculum to provide children with a bank of experiences from which to draw upon to self-engage, allowing children to show us how they learn, rather than learning through the way we teach.

Curriculum Intent

Adult led opportunities

The direct teaching of: communication and language incorporating listening and attention, which encourages stories and enjoying books. Social, emotional and physical development skills within the prime and specific areas can be circle time, cookery, snack, fine, gross motor skills, swimming and horse riding.

Adult initiated activities

Open ended explorative activities with a focus (which could be in any area of learning) in all areas are developed by allowing pupils curiosity to develop.   This includes creative activities, Forest Schools and Community Visits.

Child initiated activities

These are planned and purposeful play and exploration opportunities that are within our pupil’s interests.  They offer opportunities for children to learn, rehearse and embed their skills in multiple contexts, and give an indication of how our individual pupils learn.  

Indoor and outdoor learning

Pupils take part in activities that are purposeful and open ended within environments that are at the heart of their interests.  We encourage play, curiosity and exploring skills and active learning opportunities that are both inside and out.

Social and Emotional Development 

We promote kindness, risk taking, perseverance and resilience to support pupils’ social emotional development.  A sense of belonging and the ability to contribute to the immediate and wider community is important for every pupil as is their need to feel happy and safe.  We work with pupils’ to develop a respect and understanding of their own and others feelings, differences and similarities and how to manage and regulate these effectively.  We recognise that to do this well we need to work in close partnership with our pupil’s parents.

 

Community Visits

Community visits are an important part of our pupil’s curriculum.

It supports our pupil’s to begin to understanding their world around them, develop travel skills and helps to contextualise their learning as well as give them enriching experiences.

Covid Testing

12 Mar 2021

Dear Parent/Carer, Please find below a link to a letter containing information relating to COVID-19 home testing for pupils in Years 7 to 11. COVID_19_Testing_Letter_Pupils_in_Year_7_to_11_12.03.2021....

Support

03 Feb 2021

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Update - Continued Whole School Remote Learning

28 Jan 2021

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Remote Learning Provision

28 Jan 2021

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School Update

25 Jan 2021

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Contacting School

22 Jan 2021

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Urgent Update - Friday 22nd January 2021

22 Jan 2021

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Remote Learning Survey

21 Jan 2021

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Alert

21 Jan 2021

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