EYFS Curriculum links
Reception Maths Overview – White Rose – linked here Reception SOL | White Rose Maths | Free Teaching Resources<whiterosemaths.com/resources/early-years-resources/reception-sol>
Read Write Inc information for parents – linked here Parent guide to Read Write Inc. Phonics | Oxford Owl<home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide>
Teaching Staff: Mrs Gregson
Support Staff: Miss Horgan and Miss Chambers
Teaching Staff: Mrs Bale
Support Staff: Miss Chambers and Mrs Tanna
At St Patrick’s we believe that young children are unique and created in the image and likeness of God. Our young children are at the heart of everything we do, and learning is led by children’s individual interests to promote excitement, awe and wonder. We believe that they have the right to reach their God given potential in a safe, stimulating and happy environment. We aim to achieve this by fostering their love of learning and curiosity, with the firm belief that the indoor and outdoor environment are equally important to our children’s holistic development.
The EYFS is a stage of children’s development from birth to the end of their first year in school. The first five years see the greatest growth and learning for all children. Early years practitioners work with children and their families to support their development and learning.
The EYFS is based on four principles:
1. A Unique Child: Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, confident and self-assured.
2. Positive Relationships: Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person.
3. Enabling Environments: The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning.
4. Learning & Development: Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of Learning and Development are equally important and interconnected.
We follow the EYFS Curriculum which has seven areas of learning and development. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected.
There are 3 prime areas which are particularly important for building a foundation for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, forming relationships and thriving.
These are the prime areas: • communication and language • physical development • personal, social and emotional development
There are also also 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