Vision for EYFS
Our vision for EYFS is to provide engaging, exciting and stimulating learning opportunities in a caring and supportive environment. We firmly believe that children learn best through practical hands-on experiences. With this in mind, we ensure our days are a mixture of:
- Child-initiated play where the children explore the classroom and outdoor environment and the adults are active participants, supporting and challenging them as they play; and
- Focussed learning with adults guiding the learning through playful, innovative and engaging activities.
We are so fortunate to have a fantastic EYFS staff team comprised of an experienced EYFS teacher, a Nursery Officer and an LSA. Our environment is calm, inviting and engaging, with two classrooms to explore and an extensive outdoor area. We also enjoy making use of the school’s wonderful Nature Area each week during our Welly Wednesday Forest School sessions.
What is new?
We have opened up our indoor space to allow for free flow learning to take place across both classrooms, we have also developed our outdoor area to create a new construction zone, sand pit and water wall. We follow the children’s interests when developing our curriculum, encouraging the children to take ownership of their learning. This half term’s topic is “People Who Help Us” and we are welcoming lots of visitors into the environment to talk about their occupations.
Priorities for EYFS
1) Outdoor Environment – to ensure the outdoor environment is used effectively. We are constantly updating the outdoor area, ensuring the resources are purposeful and high quality. We are also reviewing how children access the space to maximise its learning potential.
2) Phonics – to ensure that new EYFS staff are appropriately trained to deliver high quality phonics session to groups of children.
I am Mrs Fletcher and I am the EYFS Teacher at All Saints. I also have the pleasure of leading Phonics across KS1. If you have any questions about the EYFS or Phonics, then please contact the school via telephone, email or come and speak to me directly.