Early Years

In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) class at Lightmoor Village Primary School we aim to provide a broad, balanced, differentiated curriculum which addresses the children‘s social, emotional, physical, intellectual, moral and cultural development within a safe, secure, stimulating environment.
 
We plan an exciting and challenging curriculum based on our observation of children’s needs, interests and stages of development across the seven areas of learning to enable the children to achieve and exceed the early learning goals.
 
All the seven areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected.
 
Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children's curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.
 
These three areas are the prime areas:
Communication and Language
Physical Development
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
 
Children are also supported through the four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied.
 
The specific areas are:
Literacy
Mathematics
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
 
Children are provided with a range of rich, meaningful first-hand experiences in which children explore, think creatively and are active. We aim to develop and foster positive attitudes towards learning, confidence, communication and physical development.
 
Throughout the EYFS we plan activities to give children learning experiences and opportunities to work towards exceeding the EYFS curriculum.
 
Teaching and learning will take place within the classroom and outside areas. Within these areas children will participate in a variety of activities both Adult Led and Child Initiated. 
 
Children are taught as a whole class for short, regular sessions during the day and are then given opportunities each day to work both with an adult and to access their own learning and work independently within the environment. 
 
At Lightmoor Village Primary School the children are in charge of their own learning and they are encouraged to select activities of their choosing from around both the indoor and outdoor environments.  Adults plan stimuli each week for the different area of the environment to try and focus and give learning a new direction.  The Foundation Stage children also take part in Forest School sessions alongside the rest of the school.
 
"Forest Schools, is an inspirational process, that offers children and young people opportunities to achieve, develop confidence and self esteem, through hands on learning experiences in a local woodland environment"
 
(Definition by ‘Forest Schools England')
 

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Early Years Policy