EYFS

Early Years Foundation Stage


EYFS at Ladygrove

Welcome to EYFS, at Ladygrove we strive to provide children with rich and varied opportunities to allow them to achieve success. We believe in our ethos ‘Every day counts, every minute matters!’. We offer a curriculum rich in wonder and memorable experiences through a thematic approach. We work hard to provide a stimulating environment that provides exciting opportunities, promotes challenge, exploration, adventure and a real love of learning. It is our intent that all children develop physically, verbally, cognitively and emotionally in an environment which values all cultures, communities and people. We aim for our children to be confident and independent (Resourceful Squirrels), to believe in themselves (Tough Tortoises) and interact positively with others (Team Ants). We understand that play is an integral part of learning, and this is at the heart of our Early Years curriculum. We believe that the correct mix of adult directed, and uninterrupted child-initiated play ensures the best outcomes for pupils. Warm and positive relationships between staff and children, consistent routines and strong relationships with parents are key. We recognise the crucial role that Early Years education must play in providing firm foundations upon which the rest of a child’s education is successfully based.

Our aim:

At Ladygrove Primary School, we offer a curriculum rich in wonder and memorable experiences through a thematic approach. We work hard to provide a stimulating environment that provides exciting opportunities, promotes challenge, exploration, adventure and a real love of learning. It is our intent that all children develop physically, verbally, cognitively and emotionally in an environment which values all cultures, communities and people. We aim for our children to be confident and independent (Resourceful Squirrels), to believe in themselves (Tough Tortoises) and interact positively with others (Team Ants). We understand that play is an integral part of learning, and this is at the heart of our Early Years curriculum. We believe that the correct mix of adult directed, and uninterrupted child-initiated play ensures the best outcomes for pupils. Warm and positive relationships between staff and children, consistent routines and strong relationships with parents are key. We recognise the crucial role that Early Years education must play in providing firm foundations upon which the rest of a child’s education is successfully based.

OUR LEARNING ANIMALS:

Tough Tortoise – keeps going when learning gets tough and does not give up. He shows the qualities of resilience and perseverance.

Resourceful Squirrel – is resourceful and uses things around him to help. He is independent and tries to solve problems independently first and then looks for help if needed.

Wise Owl – is reflective and thinks carefully about what he has learnt before to get better.

Team Ant – always works as a team. He is kind to his team-mates and knows that when we work together we can achieve more.

Communication and Language within EYFS

At Ladygrove Primary, we understand that speech and language is vital to listening, attention, understanding and speaking. Therefore when children arrive at Ladygrove we ensure their provision reflects their emerging needs. We identify these needs through using Stoke Speaks. We use evidence based interventions such as; Talk Boost and contrasting pairs when speech and language professionals suggest it.  We ensure that referrals are made promptly with parental support, as we know speech and language is a key part of a child’s development and will equip them to begin their learning journey.

 

EYFS Curriculum 

Reception Curriculum

Nursery Curriculum

Parental Information

Parent Information Booklet

Please find out more about what is happening in our Early Years classes by visiting their pages:

Nursery Class Page

 

Reception

 

More:

Nursery – Every Day Counts, Every Minute Matters
Reception – ‘Every Day Counts, Every Minute Matters’