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Early Years Foundation Stage

 

OUR PHILOSOPHY OF THE EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE

 

 

Our Early Years Foundation Stage captures children's natural desires to learn by delivering engaging topics through books based on their interests and understanding. We believe play is the best medium for a child's learning and have a balanced mix of adult led sessions and child led play-based learning. We nurture creative, independent and confident learners by delivering an experiential curriculum that embraces the outdoors and offers children practical, memorable learning experiences such as forest school that will stay with them forever.  

 

WE BELIEVE THAT

 

Childhood is a very special time.

The foundations laid in the early years are the foundations of life.

A child needs a happy and secure environment in which to learn.

We need to foster in the children a sense of awe and wonder.

Children need to be introduced to a wide variety of experiences to make sense of their world.

Play is child's work - through play they learn about their world.

Even our youngest children need to ask questions, seek answers and to draw their own conclusions.

All pupils need to be encouraged to express themselves creatively through language, art, movement and music.

All activities should encourage a child to think for themselves and make sense of what happens.

All children deserve a rich curriculum that develops every area of learning and explores their interests 

 

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