Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
Early years foundation stage (EYFS)
Welcome to St George’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Nursery and reception classes share this new, purpose-built building.
Reception class is known as Campbell class as all classes within the school are named after famous figures in literature. We are named after children’s author Ross Campbell.
Nursery and Campbell Class have access to well planned, safe and challenging learning experiences, through our indoor and outdoor classrooms. Nursery and Campbell Class share the outside area. There are early year’s practitioner’s available outdoors for focus learning activities, observations, as well as safe guarding and extending children’s learning through effective questioning and challenging experiences.
The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is based on children learning through play. The curriculum is broken into different areas of development (rather than subject areas).
The Prime Areas are:
-Personal, Social and Emotional Development
-Communication and Language
The Specific areas are:
-Understanding of the World
-Expressive Arts and Design
Each area of development is important, and therefore should have an equal weighting within the delivery of the curriculum. At St George’s we recognise this and believe that it is important to develop the child as a whole. We work hard on children’s Personal, Social and Emotional Development, and the children learn the importance of sharing, turn taking and being independent learners and problem solvers.
We are learning all the time
Grown-ups sometimes I get messy, but it is because I am learning.
-I used a knife and folk to cut up my school dinner.
-I learnt how to hold my pen and form letters correctly.
-At snack time I learnt that a tomato is a fruit and why it is important to stay healthy.
-I learnt to mix colours to make brown.
-I used magnifiers to find bugs in the mud.
-I used my senses to explore