Our EYFS curriculum is progressively sequenced and planned to acknowledge precise next steps in children’s learning. These next steps are
addressed by children’s curiosities and fascinations. Termly topics introduce children to new learning experiences and mini topics are
interwoven to acknowledge learning opportunities throughout the year.
All learning is underpinned by our curriculum drivers
Vocabulary: A child who can read, write and communicate well with a good vocabulary is a more confident child;
Identity: A child who knows themselves is a more confident child, has clearer aspirations and greater resilience;
Locality: A child who has a sense of place is a confident child;
Personality: A child who is inspired by others and who understands about people develops aspiration.
We acknowledge the four guiding principles that should shape practice:
Unique Child: Every child is unique and has the potential to be resilient, capable, confident, and self-assured.
Positive Relationships: Children flourish with warm, strong & positive partnerships between all staff and parents/carers. This promotes
independence across the EYFS curriculum. Children and practitioners are NOT alone – embrace each community.
Enabling environments: Children learn and develop well in safe and secure environments where routines are established and where adults
respond to theirindividual needs and passions and help them to build upon their learning over time.
Learning and Development: Children develop and learn at different rates. We must be aware of children who need greatersupport than
We also consider the three characteristics of effective teaching and learning:
Playing and exploring: – Children investigate and experience things, and ‘have a go’. Children who actively participate in their own play
develop a larger store of information and experiences to draw on which positively supports their learning
Active learning: – Children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties. They are proud of their own achievements. For
children to develop into self-regulating, lifelong learners they are required to take ownership, accept challenges, and learn persistence.
Creating and thinking critically: – Children develop their own ideas and make links between these ideas. They think flexibly and rationally,
drawing on previous experiences which help them to solve problems and reach conclusions.