Pre-school manager Debbie 01963 364723
Foundation Stage Curriculum
Early Years Foundation Stage
We plan for children’s learning and progress through the Early Years Foundation Stage, observations and assessments are used to help us plan for each individual child needs, we also use children’s interests and the information we receive from parents and carers to inform our planning and to keep each child’s Learning Journey up to date.
Characteristics of Effective Learning
Playing & Exploring (Engagement): Finding out and exploring, playing with what they, being willing to have a go.
Active learning (motivation): Being involved and concentrating, keep trying, enjoy achieving what they set out to do.
Creating and thinking critically (thinking): Having their own ideas, making links, choosing ways to do things.
Communication and Language
Listening & Attention: Children listen attentively in a range of situations.
- They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions and actions.
- They give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity.
Understanding: Children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions.
- They answer ‘how and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.
Speaking: Children express themselves effectively, showing awareness of the listeners needs.
- They use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future.
- They develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.
Moving & Handling: Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements.
- They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space.
- They handles tools effectively, including pencils for writing.
Health & Self Care: Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.
- They manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently