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Once you have chosen Stokenchurch Primary School’s nursery your child’s learning journey begins. Our emphasis is on learning through play and each week we plan a range of purposeful and progressive activities for the children to enjoy. These activities are based on the seven areas of learning set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.
The Early Years Foundation Stage is how the Government describe the time in your child’s life between birth and age five. This is a very important stage as children develop more rapidly during the first five years of their lives than at any other time. From when your child is born up until the age of five, their early years’ experience should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure; and support their development, care and learning needs.
We follow a legal document called the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework which sets welfare standards for us to meet, details the seven areas of learning and development and guides us to track and monitor your child’s progress throughout their time with us.
Parents, staff and peers play a key role in shaping children’s learning and development. Our aim is to provide a broad, balanced curriculum which is flexible enough to cater for the wide range of social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs of the children we work with and to ensure the continuity of education through the EYFS, leading on to the National Curriculum. Our approach with young children is based on the idea that they learn best from activities which they plan and carry out themselves, building on their existing skills and accomplishments.
The EYFS curriculum is organised into seven areas of learning with the first three being PRIME areas and the last four SPECIFIC areas:
1. Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Learning how to work, play co-operate with others and function in a group beyond the family.
2. Physical Development
Development of physical control, mobility and awareness of space, manipulative skills in indoor and outdoor environments.
3. Communication and Language
Developing competence in talking and listening
Becoming readers and writers.
Focusing on achievement through practical activities, and using and understanding language in the development of simple mathematical ideas.
6. Understanding the World
Developing a knowledge and understanding of the environment, other people and features of the natural and man-made world.
7.Expressive Arts and Design
Development of imagination and ability to communicate and express ideas and feelings.
For more information of the EYFS Curriculum please follow the link: