“Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfill their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.”
Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage
Department for Education, 2017
Here at St. Mary’s RC Primary School our aim is to provide children with a wide range of stimulating, creative and challenging early learning experiences within a secure, caring and inclusive environment, both within the classroom and outdoors. We provide children opportunities to explore and enquire: developing their understanding of the world around them through play and child-led activities. We work closely with feeder nurseries and parents to ensure a smooth transition from home to school and into Year 1 by recognising and planning for each individual child and their unique personality, interests and needs.
The EYFS Framework explains how and what children need to learn to support healthy development. Learning through play underpins all of the EYFS and the framework is split into the prime and specific areas of learning.
There are three prime areas of learning:
Communication and Language Physical Development Personal, Social and Emotional Development
In addition, there are four specific areas of learning:
Literacy Mathematics Understanding the World Expressive Arts and Design
KEY DOCUMENTS & INFORMATION:
Welcome Back Class of 2023!!
Autumn Term One
Wow! What a term we have had so far... getting to know our friends and environment, exploring the natural world around us with a trip to the local park, being detectives and trying to see who had caused such a mess in our classroom! Writing a shopping list, planning a route to the shop and buying ingredients to make our own Gingerbread Men. Showing our parents our classroom and some of things we like to do at 'stay and play'. Take a look...