Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) at Kingston Park Primary School
We love learning in Early Years! We aim to create an environment which is happy, safe and fun to learn in. Where the child is at the centre of all we do.
In both Nursery and Reception we work from the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (Development Matters 2021). The children develop through playing and exploring, active learning and creating and thinking critically. There are 7 areas of learning:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)
Communication and Language (C&L)
Physical Development (PD)
Understanding the World (UW)
Expressive Arts and Design (EAD)
The prime areas are fundamental throughout the EYFS and the specific areas include the skills and knowledge which provide important contexts for learning and they develop more fully towards the end of the early years. The children are immersed in lots of practical, first-hand learning experiences through which they are encouraged to explore, experiment and develop their language. The children use both the indoor and outdoor classroom during teacher directed and child initiated times. Staff join in with children’s learning, extending their language and thinking at the child’s level and help them to make progress.
We have a particular love for outdoor learning. Each week come rain or shine, we put on our wellies and head outdoors, learning through our wonderful outdoor environment!