Oakfield C of E Primary School

Miss Howlett and Mrs Bright – Early Years

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

At Oakfield, we have two classes of Reception children. We have a wonderful EYFS Team who support the children to learn through play, both indoors and outdoors. We follow the children’s interests and therefore our EYFS curriculum overviews are flexible to allow this.

Well-being and involvement are at the heart of our EYFS provision and our environment is constantly changing to meet the needs of our children and to link to their interests.

What is the EYFS Framework?
Children learn skills and acquire new knowledge and demonstrate their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development set out in the EYFS frameowrk. At Oakfield Primary School we recognise that children learn best through play and by being physically active, through first hand experiences and by having opportunities to practice and develop skills, interacting with children and adults and having their interests acknowledged and valued.

The 3 prime areas are the ones that we want children to develop first. These are:

· Communication and language;

· Physical development; and

· Personal, social and emotional development.

These are the most essential areas for your child’s development and future learning. As children grow, the prime areas help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:

· Literacy;

· Mathematics;

· Understanding the world; and

· Expressive arts and design.

Together these 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. The professionals teaching and supporting your child will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs and interests. Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking.

November Update….

In Reception we are now settled into school life and the routines that come with that.
The children will be learning through a mixture of adult led activities and child initiated play. Children learn best through spontaneous self-initiated play. It fosters Self confidence, Perseverance, Resilience, Co-operation, Conflict resolution, Problem solving, Decision making and Risk taking.
Every day the children will have a phonics session, time for free play inside and outside, group work with a teacher focusing on literacy and maths. The children will have lots of time to play, make friends and learn in our busy learning environment!
This half term we are thinking about ‘Our community’ and the people who help us around our local community. We aim to have visits to school from Police, Vets and a Nurse and hope to visit our local Fire Station.
We also have a big focus on our 6 Strands of Ready to Learn behaviours this half term. We will be exploring these with the children to support them with being ready to learn. The Six Stands are;
Boundaries
Resilience
Focus
Respect
Self-Regulation
Independence

 


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