Our Early Years approach
We believe that the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) provision is crucial to developing firm foundations for the children’s journey throughout school and beyond. We create a play-based approach with a mixture of teacher-directed and child-led learning. This allows our children to develop physically, verbally, creatively, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually whilst immersed in the positive ethos of the school. All children are consistently encouraged and supported to achieve any challenges they may face. We aim to ensure all children develop well, and maintain a healthy and safe lifestyle
Our learning environment at South Kilvington is planned and designed around the EYFS seven areas of learning and development (communication and language, physical development, personal, social, and emotional development, literacy, mathematics, understanding the world, expressive arts and design). Provision and resources are changed frequently around the child’s interests and enhanced to ensure our children progress and are challenged. Our experienced team use their professional judgement to assess and support each child based on their knowledge and experience and are highly skilled to gauge the right time to intervene in the child’s learning at a ‘greater depth’. We call these ‘Wow moments’ which are recorded on our online learning journal and shared with parents. Assessment in EYFS is an ongoing process and over the year the team not only develop fantastic relationships with every child but gain an extensive knowledge of the child’s learning and development in order to complete the EYFS Profile at the end of the Reception year
At South Kilvington, we strongly believe that our approach and our community strengths will provide an excellent start to your child’s school journey. The highest standards of teaching and learning embedded in our approach contribute to creating a climate in which children learn effectively and believe that anything is possible. The rich and varied opportunities and experiences provided for all our children, enable them to cohesively and progressively develop and apply a range of knowledge, understanding and skills as well as a strong sense of belonging where diversity is celebrated and children become active citizens who care for each other and the environment.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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