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We have a fantastic team of a Phase Leader, two Teachers, two TAs and a whole host of volunteers and students who support the fantastic teaching and learning which goes on. You can also take a look at the development matters document below which sets out the EYFS framework.
The vast majority of both state and private schools follow the EYFS Curriculum which includes the four guiding principles and seven areas of learning described in our Teaching and Learning in EYFS section. The values which underpin all provision are grouped into four guiding principles which form the context for the seven areas of learning.
These are carefully planned for by teachers and form our EYFS curriculum. We encourage children to become capable, resilient, confident and self-assured by ensuring each individual is valued for their unique character, abilities, interests and cultural heritage.
By working closely with parents and families, we aim to provide a safe environment where children feel secure and are able to trust that an adult is available to meet their needs and support their development, whether at home or school.
We encourage children to develop healthy practices and support their independence. Positive Relationships Each child in the EYFS at Whitehall Park School has key staff members who will respectfully acknowledges and support their learning, needs and feelings, and those of their family.
Usually, the key staff members for children are their class teacher and learning support assistant LSA. This helps us provide an environment so that children learn to be strong and independent through the formation of secure, warm and trusting relationships with each unique child and their family.
We observe children in order to tune into their interests, needs and abilities and use these to underpin our planning. A rich and varied environment is carefully planned to ensure all children learn and develop well, are engaged and making progress at their own pace.
Children develop the confidence to explore in the safe, yet challenging environment that Whitehall Park School offers. We believe that working as a team with external agencies and professionals is essential and benefits the children significantly.
We encourage creative and critical thinking by making sure a wide range of resources is available to the children and that links are made between the areas of learning so children are able to transfer and generalise their knowledge and skills. The curriculum Children at this stage are constructing a framework for learning and life.
They are acquiring key attitudes to learning and exploring learning processes, as well as acquiring a core of knowledge and a grasp of language. We recognise that the needs of our young children are such that it is not possible to separate their need for learning experiences from their need for care and emotional support.
Children learn through their senses and through powerful interaction with their environment. The development of the whole child is considered crucial.
As such, our curriculum caters for the whole child. Children are provided with a range of rich, meaningful first-hand experiences in which children 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 write long-term and medium-term plans using the EYFS based on a series of topics each of which offers experiences in all seven areas. Each term, we plan to have an overarching theme that provides opportunities for the child to engage in all prime and core aspects of learning.
Within each half term, we will focus more closely on specific themes drawn from the world around them that interest and stimulate the children. Within each theme, we have carefully chosen a range of books that will lead the learning and of these we will focus particularly on three books, using these as the stimulus and thread for all aspects of learning, be that literacy, mathematics, art, design or understanding the world.
This powerful technique is an excellent method for teaching the key literacy skills associated with speaking and listening, reading and writing.
This is very much a personalised writing curriculum using a range of multi-sensual and varied learning styles in order to link quality talk with quality writing. The children will learn and rehearse oral stories in order to build their own confidence in storytelling, structure and adaptations or extensions.
The sequence is as follows: Capturing ideas — oral rehearsal using actions and drama to support reading.Writing Area teaching resources for Key Stage 1 - Year 1, Year 2.
Created for teachers, by teachers! Professional Classroom Areas teaching resources. Early Years Resource Pack for. The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Welcome to. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Early Years Resource Pack. As a childcare professional, you have a wonderful opportunity to help instil a love of stories.
The importance of literacy in the early years writing, speaking and listening, literacy begins in a baby’s. To say that there was a writing buzz is an understatement. Almost every single child wanted to design a trap. Some worked alone and others worked together, drawing and writing on big sheets of sugar paper.
Free Downloads - These have now all been updated for EYFS Writing a Transition Document - While it is not a requirement for EYFS, writing one is good practice as it shares information with the child's next setting. Resources for EYFS. Next Steps - three documents. updated policy and resources. Improving quality and raising standards in the Early Years: A directory The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) • The EYFS LA Briefing Pack • outcomes of all young children from birth to the age of five in their area and to reduce inequalities.
the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) documentation (, p. 6) as being “ essential for children’s development, building their confidence as they learn to .