EYFS Vision Statement
At Linton C.E. Infant School we believe that all children in EYFS are entitled to access a rich and varied play based curriculum in a safe and stimulating environment. Our indoor and outdoor spaces are carefully planned to enable children to explore their own ideas and interests supporting high levels of well-being and involvement. Through planned topics and activities we deliver a curriculum that both builds on skills and understanding across all EYFS areas of learning as well as developing the children’s Characteristics of Effective Learning which are integral to building lifelong learning skills. Our highly skilled adults work hard to support children in extending their ideas and make progress.
Early Years Foundation stage curriculum
Within the EYFS there are 7 areas of learning split, three areas making up the prime areas of learning and four in specific areas of learning. All areas are important and have links between them reflecting the holistic way a child learns.
The three prime areas of learning are personal, social, and emotional development, Communication and Language and physical development. The four specific areas of learning are literacy, maths, Understanding the World and Expressive arts and Design.
At Linton C.E. Infant school the children’s development in all areas is planned and provided for through a mixture of child led play, adult led activities, discrete taught sessions of maths and phonics and through the continuous provision and environment. Adults interact with and observe children carefully to challenge children’s thinking and identify next steps. We place great emphasis on the value of play and have organised our table to ensure children have the time and opportunity to develop their own interests, follow their own ideas and become curious and empowered learners.
Weekly planning follows our topic cycle but also allows flexibility for staff to plan for children’s interests and needs. We are lucky to have large play spaces both indoor and outdoor to help us in making the most of all learning experiences.
The characteristics of Learning (Creating and thinking Critically, Playing and Exploring and Active Learning) are at the heart of all that we do, not only in EYFS but throughout the rest of our infant school.
EYFS Topic Cycle
Through the Keyhole
Long, long time ago
Mad about minibeasts