Early Years Foundation Stage
Intent – What we aspire for our children
Our EYFS curriculum is designed to promote independence and empower children to take ownership of their learning. Quality first teaching is at the forefront of our approach, and we strive to provide a curriculum that enables children to gain powerful knowledge through meaningful, hands-on experiences. We believe that children learn best when they feel respected, motivated, included and able to collaborate with their peers. Our curriculum is underpinned by our Rosslyn learning powers of being respectful, motivated, inclusive, collaborative, resilient and aspirational. We strive to provide an environment that offers challenge and opportunities for children to use and develop common play behaviours in a progressive and developmentally appropriate way.
Implementation – How will we teach the curriculum
Themes linked to high quality stories are carefully planned to provide inspiration for learning and introduce new knowledge, vocabulary and experiences. Throughout the day children experience a balance of child initiated and adult led learning both indoors and outdoors.
We initially place a strong emphasis on the Prime areas of learning; Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Communication and Language. Through our core focus on effective interactions, high quality texts and Helicopter stories we have a clear commitment to developing children’s oracy and early vocabulary. As the children grow and progress we build on the prime areas of learning and support them to develop skills in the four specific areas with an emphasis on children’s literacy and mathematical development through direct teaching of Read, Write inc and mastery mathematics. This sequence supports children in acquiring the skills and knowledge required for a smooth transition into Year 1.