Early Years Foundation Stage

Curriculum planning:

A warm welcome to our Early Years Foundation Stage at Eastfield Primary School. We plan an exciting and challenging curriculum based on our observations 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 as equally important and interconnected. The three prime 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:

Communication and Language

Physical Development; and 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 in EYFS are provided with a range of rich, meaningful first-hand experiences where children can explore, think creatively and are active. We aim to develop and foster positive attitudes towards learning, confidence, communication and physical development.

As a team, we create a curriculum plan which contains the overarching topics and educational trips, detailing the skills and knowledge your children will learn throughout each term. We respond to the interests of the children daily, and their interests inform our medium and short-term planning. The curriculum plan is based on the EYFS Statutory Framework. Our practice and pedagogy is supported by current research and the non-statutory guidance documents ‘Development Matters’ and ‘Birth to Five’. We use ‘Little Wandle Letters and Sounds’ as our chosen phonics and early reading validated scheme.

Outdoor Learning:

At Eastfield Primary school we believe that young children thrive when learning outdoors. Children demonstrate heightened wellbeing and involvement when they are given the freedom to engage with the natural environment. We as EYFS practitioners, provide a sustainable, quality outdoor environment that sparks children’s’ imagination and creativity that enables them to be independent, risk taking, hands-on learners.

Children have access to space where they can be as active and energetic as they please, where they develop their social skills and build relationships through quality interactions with both adults and peers. Children have endless opportunities for discovery, play and talk, in a safe environment which enables them to share and test out their ideas. They can be as noisy and messy as they want to be using their senses to explore the natural world around them, using our open ended enhancements which provide children with an array of endless opportunities to develop life-long skills.

Further information:

‘Having opportunities for the children to take part in activities outside the classroom is a real positive.’

Parent testimonials

‘My child has progressed in lots of different ways whilst being at Eastfield primary school.’

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‘Eastfield has given my children the best start in their educational journey.’

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‘The curriculum is delivered in a way that makes his education fun & exciting.’

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‘Excellent and varied extra curricular activities.’

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‘Members of our family have been pupils at Eastfield since 1975 – highly recommended.’

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‘Excellent school that manages to involve all pupils.’

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‘My child thoroughly enjoys coming to school and is making good progress.’

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‘The school ethos is fantastic – my daughter comes home with a happy story every day.’

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‘An outstanding school both academically and in sporting achievements with friendly staff.’

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‘Good updates on current activities and curriculum. Supportive staff.’

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‘Eastfield Primary School is a safe environment for my child to learn and grow.’

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‘I have seen my child develop socially and academically during her time there.’

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‘Brilliant school. My daughter has absolutely thrived since being here.’

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‘It’s good to see the kids smile on their faces before school and after school.’

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‘I’m very happy with my child’s progress, and can see how happy he enjoys his time learning.’

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