EYFS Vision Statement
In the Early Years Foundation Stage at St. Luke’s we want our children to be happy, confident, independent and well-rounded individuals with a love of learning. Ultimately we want them to leave us as excited, empowered and resilient learners who are ready and prepared for their learning journey in to Key Stage One.
To provide high quality, inclusive education for all pupils by creating a bespoke curriculum that excites them and is developed to meet their unique individual needs and interests.
To know and value each child as an individual and build relationships based upon trust and respect.
All staff at St. Luke’s deeply care about the children in our care. We treat all children as individuals and promote positive relationships and secure bonds. We are flexible, dynamic, adaptable and spontaneous, and have a real love of child development and learning. We are committed to giving our children the best possible start to their school life, teaching them skills which ensure their well-being now and success in the future.
We recognise and value children’s individual strength and talents and believe in praising effort and valuing the little steps that really make a difference to a child’s progress. We know that by doing this we are building happy and secure children who feel safe. Praise and clear boundaries contribute to the confidence and resilience of our children.
We make it a priority to form a close partnership with parents and the wider community to ensure that every individual child enjoys learning and reaches their full potential. We strive to involve parents at all levels, recognising the huge benefits that a shared partnership brings to each child’s Foundation Stage experience.
Teachers and Teaching assistants provide a curriculum in the foundation stage classes that spark the children’s fascinations and curiosities; is stimulating, exciting, meaningful, and one that uses the specified EYFS framework as a scaffolding block for this.
There are seven areas of learning and development of which three are “prime areas,” and four “specific areas.”
The prime areas are:
The specific areas are:
Curriculum ideas for 2021-22:
|Autumn 1||It's good to be me!|
|Autumn 2||Celebrations/Traditional Tales|
|Spring 1||Why don’t snakes have legs?|
|Spring 2||The World around us/Journeys|
|Summer 2||What's under the sea?|
These curriculum ideas are always subject to change because we are reactive in the EYFS and will adapt our ideas to meet the specific needs and any barriers to learning our children might have.