Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

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In these early days of full time education children learn to develop the necessary skills that will enable them to access learning and become effective learners. The curriculum is designed to develop a broad range of skills and focuses on three prime areas of learning and specific areas of learning: communication and language, physical development and personal, social and emotional development, literacy, mathematics, understanding the world and expressive arts.

The above learning areas are supported and developed, skilfully and creatively by the teacher, through constructive child focused activities, inviting and encouraging children to explore and discover new learning. Children have access to full range of resources and interesting opportunities with which to create, to develop individual creativity and to think about their work adapting and expanding ideas.

The curriculum is taught in focused sessions for short periods either in whole class, small groups or 1:1, independent exploration of learning is encouraged through a classroom environment providing continuous access to resources and ideas enabling children to choose to engage in learning at their own level of interest, ability and individuality, at a time that motivates them.

Phonics ( Read Write Inc) is taught daily and children are immersed in an environment that values and prioritises literacy and numeracy through active and creative learning. The doors are always open to the outdoor space and we regularly spend time in our school grounds and local beach.

Priceless moments occur every day in Reception so the magic of being a 4 and 5 year old is captured, valued and exploited to motivate and inspire learning. Learning in Reception is based around an explorative and research based approach through changing themes which children contribute to, making choices about their learning. These themes include: All about me; Superheroes, Animals and Growing which enables learning across all areas to emerge and develop supported by the environment, resources and a skilful staff team.

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Our Values

We aim to teach the children at Haverigg Primary School how to behave well and to be considerate and self-disciplined individuals.

We highlight different values throughout the year to provide children with the language and understanding to maintain these values.