EYFS Intent, Implementation and Impact
The starting point for our curriculum is the standards given by Early Years Outcomes, ensuring that the children will be ready to access the National Curriculum when they enter Year 1. We have then designed a curriculum that is bespoke to the children in our community and their needs. Our curriculum gives children the knowledge and skills they need now and in the future. There is a focus on phonics and reading across the curriculum. We have links with the local community, such as local care homes, which helps the children to develop life-skills such as organisation, resilience, tolerance and mutual respect. The children study progressive knowledge which can has carefully crafted to build on prior knowledge and prepare children for the next steps in learning.
All children are included in the quality first teaching and are supported in accessing the full curriculum for their age-group. We have an engaging and stimulating learning environment that demonstrates the pride we have in our school community and children's work. Daily teaching and learning is based on first-hand experiences and using hooks that will inspire awe and wonder in children. There is a strong emphasis on vocabulary development. Children enjoy field trips, educational visits and visitors to bring their learning to life. We firmly believe that parents and carers are a child's first educators, and we want to work in partnership. We engage with parents and carers through: regular stay, play and learn sessions; sharing activities and updates on Class Dojo; sharing stories at regular Reading Tree events, weekly home learning activities focused on vocabulary development and key skills in Literacy and Mathematical Development; and offering support through workshops.
Children communicate their knowledge, apply their skills, make progress against their bespoke targets and are prepared for the transition to Year 1. Children achieve the expected standards in the prime areas of learning, Literacy Development and Mathematical Development broadly in line with national averages. They develop skills such as oracy, problem-solving, reflection, and creativity. Children share their progress and attainment in Thumbs-up events, family learning events and parents evenings. Leaders at all levels monitor the pupil outcomes for all areas of leaming to make sure that all knowledge and skills have been taught in a sequenced and progressive curriculum.