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EYFS

Intent

 

At Rockwell Green C of E Primary School we focus on creating an Early Years where children are safe and secure. Learning is at the centre of everything that we do and we are ambitious for all learners in all aspects of learning whatever their prior knowledge and background. We want children to have experiences and opportunities they may not have outside of school so they develop knowledge and skills, understand concepts as well as have a self-belief to go on and succeed in life.

We work tirelessly at creating an ambitious, exciting, and engaging curriculum and learning environment. We want children’s imagination to be sparked and their learning to have meaning and purpose. We endeavour to make it a place where the children can explore, investigate and learn through first-hand experiences. We also want to develop confidence where children are challenged to develop their independence.

Vocabulary development and Early Reading are given the highest priority and there is a sharp focus on ensuring that children can communicate effectively and that they have a secure knowledge of phonics. This will then give them the foundations for future learning, especially in preparation for them to become confident and fluent readers. 

Our intent is clearly shown by the ambitious ‘Goals’ we have in both Rockets and Badgers linked to the seven areas of learning and development.

Our Goals for children by the time they leave Rockets

Our Goals for Badgers that go beyond the Early Learning Goals (the expectation for children at the end of Reception)

The Seven Areas of Learning in EYFS

The curriculum for the Early Years forms the basis for all future learning by supporting, fostering, promoting and developing children through the seven areas of learning:

 

There are three prime areas; these underpin the specific areas of learning;

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Self-Regulation
  • Managing Self
  • Building Relationships

 

Physical Development

  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Fine Motor Skills

Communication and Language

  • Listening, Attention and Understanding
  • Speaking

There are four Specific areas of learning;

Literacy

  • Comprehension
  • Word Reading
  • Writing

Mathematics

  • Number
  • Numerical Patterns

Understanding the World

  • Past and Present
  • People, Cultural and Communities
  • The Natural World

 

Expressive Arts and Design

  • Creating with Materials
  • Being Imaginative and Expressive

Rockets

Our Rockets Pre-School provides for children from 2-4 years old and we are blessed both by our indoor and outdoor space.

We also have an experienced staff who care passionately about the children and strive to give them the best start possible. In Rockets we follow a two year rolling programme of topics as you will see below:

 

 

Aut 1

Aut 2

Spr 1

Spr 2

Sum 1

Sum 2

Year A

Ourselves and all about me

Toys and Teddy Bears

Super Heroes

Growing and the Environment

On the Farm

Transport, travel and holidays

Year B

Ourselves and all about me

Traditional Tales

(Castles, knights, dragons, princesses, etc

People who help us

Growing and Food

At the Zoo

The Seaside

 

In addition to this, festivals and events are celebrated throughout each year including: Christmas, Easter, Diwali, Remembrance, Chinese New Year, St George’s Day, etc. Furthermore, weather, seasons and the changes these bring will be taught throughout the year.

 

 

Badgers

Our Reception class again benefits from both an indoor and outdoor space.

Our skilled and nurturing staff enable the children to make a successful start into school and we work closely with parent/carers, Rockets and other settings to support this. Children having a strong foundation enables them to then go from strength to strength as they go through the school. In Badgers the children learn about the following topics:

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Ourselves, My Family  and My School

 

English Woodland animals

 

Traditional Tales and Festivals and Toys

 

 

Polar Regions

 

 

Dinosaurs

 

 

Minibeasts

Pirates and Under the Sea

 

 

 

To learn more about our approach at Rockwell Green C of E Primary School and how we develop the learning from two to five years of age then please find both our EYFS Policy below.

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