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
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Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance
April 2017
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26 March 2017 27 March 2017

ASSESSMENT WEEK - ALL YEARS

ASSESSMENT WEEK - ALL YEARS
28 March 2017 29 March 2017 30 March 2017

Keeping Up with the Children Maths Free 4-week course

Keeping Up with the Children Maths Free 4-week course

Nursery Stay and Play

Nursery Stay and Play
31 March 2017 1 April 2017
2 April 2017 3 April 2017

Experience Easter Week

Experience Easter Week

Experience Easter Week

Experience Easter Week
4 April 2017 5 April 2017 6 April 2017

Easter Service @ St Mary's Church - all our family and friends welcome

Easter Service @ St Mary's Church - all our family and friends welcome

Easter Concert - all our family and friends welcome

Easter Concert - all our family and friends welcome
7 April 2017

Term 4 ends at 1:15pm

Term 4 ends at 1:15pm
8 April 2017
9 April 2017 10 April 2017 11 April 2017 12 April 2017 13 April 2017 14 April 2017 15 April 2017
16 April 2017 17 April 2017 18 April 2017 19 April 2017 20 April 2017 21 April 2017 22 April 2017
23 April 2017 24 April 2017

Term 5 starts @ 8:45am

Term 5 starts @ 8:45am

Keeping Up with the Children Maths (Free 4-week course)

Keeping Up with the Children Maths (Free 4-week course)
25 April 2017 26 April 2017 27 April 2017 28 April 2017 29 April 2017
30 April 2017 1 May 2017

Year 2 SATs Assessments throughout May

Year 2 SATs Assessments throughout May
2 May 2017 3 May 2017 4 May 2017 5 May 2017 6 May 2017
Upcoming Events
  • 24 April 2017 – Term 5 starts @ 8:45am
  • 24 April 2017 – Keeping Up with the Children Maths (Free 4-week course)
    1:00 pm
  • 1 May 2017 – Year 2 SATs Assessments throughout May
  • 8 May 2017 – Year 6 SATs WEEK
  • 26 May 2017 – Term 5 ends @ 3:15pm
  • 5 June 2017 – INSET DAY
  • 6 June 2017 – Term 6 starts @ 8:45am
  • 9 June 2017 – Year 5 Enrichment Day @ Burford School
  • 12 June 2017 – Year 1 Phonics Screening Week
  • 16 June 2017 – Year 5 Enrichment Day @ Burford School
  • 3 July 2017 – Carterton CC Enrichment (Yr TBC)
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