At St.Julian’s church School we follow The Statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage which states four guiding principles that shapes our practice in the early years. These are:
- every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured;
- children can be strong and independent through positive relationships;
- children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and /or carers;
- children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates.
The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.
Learning and development is categorised into three prime areas of learning:
- communication and language
- physical development
- personal, social and emotional development
And four specific areas of learning:
- understanding the world
- expressive arts and design
Achievement of these prime and specific areas of learning is through the characteristics of effective learning:
- playing and exploring
- active learning
- creating and thinking critically
Our EYFS Curriculum:
- is at the heart of our learning journey approach
- is reviewed in the light of national developments, new thinking and research and development
- includes a balance of child-led and adult-led learning within a child centred approach
- includes a daily high quality phonics provision to ensure a firm foundation for early reading and writing
Children have opportunity for free flow, using the outdoor and indoor spaces as an effective and deliberate component to quality learning.