At Stoborough Primary School we offer a curriculum rich in wonder and memorable experiences. We work hard to provide a stimulating environment that provides exciting opportunities, promotes challenge, exploration, adventure and a real love of learning. It is our intent that all children develop physically, verbally, cognitively and emotionally in an environment which values all cultures, communities and people. We aim for our children to be confident and independent, to believe in themselves and interact positively with others. We understand that play is an integral part of learning and this is at the heart of our early years’ curriculum. We believe that the correct mix of adult directed and uninterrupted child-initiated play ensures the best outcomes for pupils. Warm and positive relationships between staff and children, consistent routines and strong relationships with parents are key. We recognise the crucial role that the early years education has to play in providing firm foundations upon which the rest of a child’s education is successfully based.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is made up of seven areas of learning and development, three Prime areas and four Specific areas. The Prime areas cover the knowledge and skills which are the foundation for children’s school readiness and future progress, and which are applied and reinforced by the four specific areas.
The three Prime areas are:
· Personal, Social and Emotional Development
· Communication and Language
· Physical Development
The four Specific areas are:
· Understanding of the World
· Expressive Arts and Design