Early Years Foundation Stage
Intent – What we aspire for our children
At Rosslyn Park Primary and Nursery School, our EYFS curriculum endeavours to create and support our youngest children to become happy and healthy life-long learners. By offering our children a broad range of experiences we foster children’s curiosity and creativity, using their interests to enhance their learning opportunities. From the very beginning of a child’s school journey, we develop a growth mindset approach, utilising Learning Power characters to embed our whole school values.
Implementation – How will we teach the curriculum
We ensure that we are not only provide an exciting and challenging environment and teach children fundamental knowledge, but we also give them opportunities to put that knowledge into practice on their own. We aim to provide an environment that offers challenge and opportunities for children to use and develop common play based behaviours in a progressive way.
Alongside our play based learning and following children’s interests we also deliver a timetable of adult directed taught sessions. These taught sessions provide opportunities for introducing new knowledge, vocabulary and experiences, and for developing and practising skills.
We prioritise the prime areas of learning in F1. Through our core focus on high quality texts and Helicopter stories we have a clear commitment to developing children’s early vocabulary. In F2 we build on the prime areas of learning with a focus on children’s literacy and mathematical development through direct teaching of Read, Write inc and mastery mathematics.