Welcome to Eric Carle Class, my name is Mr Collin.
Welcome to Beatrix Potter Class, our names are Miss Simpson and Miss Stevens.
We chose Beatrix Potter for our class, as we felt she was a fantastic role model for young children- a successful author, illustrator and natural scientist. Beatrix Potter’s stories are found in homes across the world and form part of many early childhood memories, with her imagination and beautiful illustrations bringing unique characters to life. We aim to create a colourful and inviting classroom, that evolves through the year, stimulating our own children’s imagination and fueling their love of learning for many years to come.
What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?
In EYFS, we strongly believe in the importance of practical, child-led learning, enabling children to investigate the world around them, ask questions and being there to help them to extend their skills, knowledge and understanding. We would like a child’s early experience of school to be that of joy, excitement and positive memories, the time that initiated a love of stories, early maths skills and pleasure of celebrating their individual achievements.
In September 2014 the Department for Education introduced a new Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum. This is statutory for all early years children and education providers. At our school the EYFS starts when your child enters Nursery and continues until the end of their time in Reception. The EYFS is a framework for child development from birth to the end of Reception Year of primary school. There are seven themes within the EYFS framework.
- Communications and language
- Physical development
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Understanding the world
- Expressive Arts and Design
These seven themes are used to underpin the learning and development that your child will experience during their time in the EYFS. Children learn in many different ways: watching others, talking, asking questions, listening, exploring and investigating.
Play is the foundation of development and learning for young children and your child will continue to learn through play throughout the EYFS.
The EYFS recognises the importance of parents and carers working in partnership with the school to support their child’s learning. The most important way you can help your child is by talking, listening, playing and just having fun with them.