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 authors. We are named after children’s author Rod Campbell.
St George’s Nursery Class and Campbell Class have access to well planned, safe and challenging learning experiences, in both our indoor and outdoor classrooms.
There are teachers and early years practitioners available both indoors and outdoors for teaching, focus learning activities, and to extend children’s learning through effective questioning and conversation.
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.
Details of the Early Years Foundation Stage and the Early Learning Goals can be found here https://www.gov.uk/early-years-foundation-stage