The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
The Foundation Stage covers children’s education and development from birth to 5 years. This includes Foundation 1, which we call Nursery, and Foundation 2, which we call Reception.
EYFS Curriculum Intent
Brookland Infant and Nursery school aims for children to be confident, independent learners. We want them to believe in their unique self and we recognise that all children develop at different rates. We offer a language rich curriculum that ignites children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning. This builds their capacity to learn to form relationships, interact positively with others and thrive. We understand that play is central to a child’s learning and this is at the heart of our EYFS curriculum.
Our Environment (indoor and out)
The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum
PRIME AREAS OF LEARNING
SPECIFIC AREAS OF LEARNING
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication and Language
Listening, Attention and Understanding
Gross Motor Skills
Fine Motor Skills
Understanding The World
Past and Present
People, Culture and Communities
The Natural World
Expressive Arts & Design
Creating with Materials
Being Imaginative and Expressive
EYFS Curriculum Implementation
We plan a range of learning experiences to help children develop in all of these areas of learning. We encourage and promote opportunities to allow children to express the characteristics of effective learning in their play.
Our provision for learning is linked directly to children's interests and curiosity. This provision supports the development of the skills they need to work towards the Early Learning Goals at the end of their Reception year at school. Feeling safe and secure is crucial to each child's learning. At Brookland Infant and Nursery School we support each child through the allocation of a 'Key Person' who will build positive relationships with each parent and their child.
We want our children to be happy and develop a life long love of learning!
Educational Visits and Visitors
We believe in providing our children with as many first hand experiences as possible to inspire and consolidate their learning. Throughout the year we organise a range of trips and school visits. Some trips require hire of a coach and an entrance fee and therefore parents are asked for a voluntary contribution to cover the cost. Parent/carers must give written permission for every trip.