In the EYFS we follow the seven areas of learning for the foundation stage:
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework supports an integrated approach to early learning and care. It gives all professionals a set of common principles and commitments to deliver quality early education and childcare experiences to all children.
Below are the curriculum plans for Nursery and Reception for the academic year 2020/21 at St Matthew's.
We also have a list of quality texts and rhymes that the children will know well by the time they leave the foundation stage. These are listed below. These are linked to the Read Write Inc phonics scheme that we follow as a school.
The children take part in weekly Forest school sessions and daily outdoor learning in our extensive outdoor learning environment.
We also ensure that children have learning brought to life with real experiences whether that be through visitors to school or through visits out of school in our school mini bus.
Parents are encouraged to support the curriculum within the Early Years through regular parent workshops, reading at home and home learning activities.
Here are some useful websites to support learning at home within the EYFS: