The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the stage in your child’s life that gets them ready and prepares them for school and underpins all future learning and successes. The EYFS was created to ensure your child’s first 5 years are happy, active, exciting, fun and secure, as well as to support their learning, development and care needs. All nurseries, pre-schools, reception classes and childminders must follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.
The new Early Years Foundation Stage framework, effective from September 2021. The EYFS Framework is there to support all professionals working in the Early Years age group. It has a large emphasis on the adult’s role in helping the children develop. It sets out:
* The legal welfare requirements to keep your child safe and promote their welfare
- The 4 themes that that underpins key learning experiences
- The characteristics and skills children need to develop in order to become effective learners
- The 7 areas of learning and development your child’s play and activities will cover as they learn new skills and knowledge
- Assessments that will tell you about your child’s progress
- The expected levels (Early Learning Goals) that your child should reach at the end of Reception Class
At Blackthorn Primary EYFS plays a vital role on entry to our school community. We recognise, that every child is unique and on a different level of their learning journey. We strongly believe, that every child deserves the best education possible.
We aim to provide an accessible broad and balanced curriculum which enable each individual to become a confident and resilient future adult. We are striving to provide high quality learning environment which is designed to support all the children, regardless of where they are on their learning journey. By providing a combination of teacher led and child’s led learning opportunities, we are enabling children to develop their ability to learn independently.
Parents as Partners
At Blackthorn Primary, we recognise that parents play a vital part in education. We are actively working to build, develop and maintain positive, strong relationship between practitioners and parents and/or carers. We work hard to ensure that parents are being regularly informed about their child progress, and we are always happy to provide additional support where necessary.