Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which includes Ladybird (Nursery) Class and Mole (Reception) Class.

Our Early Years Vision:

We aim to enable all children to reach their full potential, embrace Christian values and prepare themselves to be learners for life.

In Early Years Foundation Stage this means we put children at the centre of all that we do by:

Providing a challenging, creative and inspiring Curriculum which sparks a love for learning

Ensuring everyone feels Happy, safe and secure

Teaching Independence

Valuing indoor and outdoor Learning equally

Developing social skills and risk taking

Building positive Relationships between staff, key workers, children and families

Focusing on child-centred, Enquiry based learning which promotes awe and wonder

Nurturing self -confidence and celebrating successes

The Early Years Foundation Stage consists of seven 7 areas of learning and development.

EYFS Areas of Learning and Development

Prime Areas
Personal, Social and Emotional   Development

Self-confidence and Self-awareness

Managing Feelings and Behaviour

Making Relationships

Communication and Language

Listening and Attention

Understanding

Speaking

Physical Development

Moving and Handling

Health and Self-care

Specific Areas
Literacy

Reading

Writing

Maths

Numbers

Shape, Space and Measures

Understanding the World

People and Communities

The World

Technology

Expressive Arts and Design

Exploring and Using Media and   Materials

Being Imaginative

Each area of learning and development will be implemented through planned, purposeful play and through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activity. Play is essential for children’s development, building their confidence as they learn to explore, to think about problems, and relate to others.

In planning and guiding children’s activities, Foundation Stage staff will reflect on the different ways that children learn.  Three characteristics of effective learning are:

  • playing and exploring – children investigate and experience things, and ‘have a go’;
  • active learning – children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties, and enjoy achievements; and
  • creating and thinking critically – children have and develop their own.

Please see our policies page for copies of our Early Years policies (including Personal Care, Foundation Stage and Transition)

To find out information about the EYFS Statutory Framework, use the link below:

http://www.education.gov.uk/aboutdfe/statutory/g00213120/eyfs-statutory-framework


You can access the class pages for the Early Years Foundation Stage using the links below.

| Ladybirds Class | Mole Class |

 

 

ODST
SEN and Disability Champion
Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance
February 2017
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
29 January 2017 30 January 2017 31 January 2017

Growth Mindset Evening with Will Ord (repeat of previous event)- venue TBC

Growth Mindset Evening with Will Ord (repeat of previous event)- venue TBC

Year 5/6 Netball Tournament

Year 5/6 Netball Tournament
1 February 2017 2 February 2017 3 February 2017

Hedgehogs Class Assembly - all our family and friends welcome

Hedgehogs Class Assembly - all our family and friends welcome
4 February 2017
5 February 2017 6 February 2017

ASSESSMENT WEEK - ALL YEARS

ASSESSMENT WEEK - ALL YEARS

Year 2 Music Festival @ Burford School (2 seats per family)

Year 2 Music Festival @ Burford School (2 seats per family)
7 February 2017

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day

Year 3 Multi skills festival

Year 3 Multi skills festival
8 February 2017 9 February 2017 10 February 2017

Term 3 ends @ 3:15pm

Term 3 ends @ 3:15pm

Squirrels Class Assembly - all our family and friends are welcome

Squirrels Class Assembly - all our family and friends are welcome
11 February 2017

Experience Easter Week

Experience Easter Week
12 February 2017 13 February 2017 14 February 2017 15 February 2017 16 February 2017 17 February 2017 18 February 2017
19 February 2017 20 February 2017

Heights, weights and measures FS and Yr6 - TBC

Heights, weights and measures FS and Yr6 - TBC

Term 4 starts 8:45am

Term 4 starts 8:45am
21 February 2017

Healthy Smiles & Healthy Eating Information Event - for Early Years

Healthy Smiles & Healthy Eating Information Event - for Early Years
22 February 2017 23 February 2017 24 February 2017

Year 6 Pioneer Assembly @ 2:30pm

Year 6 Pioneer Assembly @ 2:30pm
25 February 2017
26 February 2017 27 February 2017

Book Week

Book Week
28 February 2017

Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)

Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)
1 March 2017

Y5/6 Tag Rugby Tournament

Y5/6 Tag Rugby Tournament
2 March 2017

World Book Day

World Book Day
3 March 2017

Mole Class Assembly - all our family and friends welcome.

Mole Class Assembly - all our family and friends welcome.
4 March 2017
Upcoming Events
  • 21 February 2017 – Healthy Smiles & Healthy Eating Information Event - for Early Years
  • 24 February 2017 – Year 6 Pioneer Assembly @ 2:30pm
    2:30 pm
  • 27 February 2017 – Book Week
  • 28 February 2017 – Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)
  • 1 March 2017 – Y5/6 Tag Rugby Tournament
  • 2 March 2017 – World Book Day
  • 3 March 2017 – Mole Class Assembly - all our family and friends welcome.
    2:30 pm
  • 6 March 2017 – Parents Evening
    4:30 pm
  • 10 March 2017 – Owl Class Assembly - all our family friends welcome
    2:30 pm
  • 13 March 2017 – SCIENCE WEEK
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