Early Years (EYFS)
Early Years Foundation Stage
At Mendip Green Primary School, our main aim is to give children the best possible start to their school learning journey and inspire a passion for life-long learning. In the Early Years Foundation Stage, we strive to give children a strong foundation to grow, explore and succeed as learners. We want the children to feel secure, safe and happy, in an enabling environment where every individual is respected and valued.
We are committed to developing positive relationships where children’s well-being is paramount. We want children to have a voice and develop a sense of belonging, both within school and the wider community. We also value Parents and Carers voice by working in partnership with families who know their child the best. In EYFS, we ensure that the opportunities we provide are inclusive for all. We have high aspirations for children and believe that every child has the right to achieve their full potential.
We believe that the provision we deliver should provide meaningful learning experiences that are exciting, curious and creative and that these should allow children to question, problem solve, collaborate and imagine. We ensure that the continuous provision that we offer in our learning environment is engaging, challenging and provides children with opportunities to develop both skills as well as knowledge and understanding in all areas of learning.
Play is central to learning and alongside first hand experiences, the school day is centred around a balance of structured and child-initiated learning, alongside high-quality adult interactions to support effective scaffolding and teaching.
Opportunities for outdoor learning are woven through the day and children are encouraged to explore and connect with the natural environment. Planned activities undertaken in Outdoor Explorer sessions provide children with forest school skills and develop children’s knowledge of the world around them.
We plan and deliver learning opportunities using the EYFS Framework. This covers the seven areas of learning and development:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
Click here for further details about our phonics provision.
Click here to read our Foundation Stage Policy.
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