EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE

EYFS AT OUR SCHOOL

At Catherine Infant School we believe in developing the ‘whole’ child – socially, morally, emotionally and physically.

In the Early Years, play is a strong motivating factor in learning and it is positively encouraged within the whole school environment both indoors and outdoors. Quality interactions are a part of our quality first teaching which allows pupils to develop their language, creativity and thinking skills, increasing their confidence. 

We offer a curriculum that is individualised for our pupils, that takes their interests and strengths to broaden the valuable learning experiences that we provide.

Our safe, stimulating and inclusive environment encourages our pupils to explore, experiment, look, observe, touch, discuss and share their ideas freely.

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Guidance to promote a curriculum that teaches pupils to be inquisitive through their purposeful play and develop positive attitudes towards learning that are instilled, building confidence and resilience.

AREAS OF LEARNING

There are seven areas of learning and development which give information on what pupils in the Early Years need to learn both in Nursery and Reception. The curriculum emphasises the Characteristics of Learning which highlight the importance of how pupils learn and the need to accommodate the uniqueness of each pupil’s learning style. The areas of learning are split into two groups, Prime areas and Specific areas. All the areas are important and interlinked.

 The Prime areas are:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
  • Communication and Language.
  • Physical Development.

The Specific areas are:

  • Literacy
  • Maths 
  • Understanding the World.
  • Expressive Arts and Design.
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EYFS CURRICULUM

Click on the document below to din out more about the EYFS Curriculum;

EYFS Development Matters - DFE

LONG TERM PLANS

Please click on the files below to view the curriculum overviews for EYFS;

FS1 Long Term Curriculum Map 2023/2024

FS2 Long Term Curriculum Map 2023/2024