Intent- Focus in our EYFS
Although we may be small, we are mighty! We want our reception children to have big ambitions and high expectations of themselves. We have a strong sense of community, in and around school and we aim to create a curriculum that truly meets the needs of our children. It’s our children’s sense of fun and imagination that we want to drive and shape that curriculum; a rich, exciting and balanced curriculum which enables each individual child to develop academically, emotionally, creatively, socially and physically, without barriers. Our curriculum will enable the children to share ideas, express their opinions and apply knowledge and skills learned in a wide range of meaningful contexts. It will enable all children to flourish and to be the very best they can be. To support the implementation of our vision we will create:
• A stimulating and purposeful environment for developing inquisitive, independent and resilient lifelong learners who work hard.
• A culture of working independently and collaboratively, where we see getting something wrong as part of learning how to get it right
• An ethos where all children are encouraged and supported and challenge is fully embraced
• Exciting and challenging opportunities to promote our children's personal development and understanding of their own emotional and physical wellbeing.
Implementation- How do we achieve this?
At the heart of our teaching and learning is a drive for independence. The children will become independent and self sufficient in many things during the early years. All ‘topics’ of learning will have an entry based ‘hook’ to excite and engage the children and a ‘purpose’ for learning so that it is meaningful and relevant for them. Where possible, learning will be supported and enriched by visits, workshops, role-play, outdoor learning and practical resources.
Impact - Impact for our children
From their different starting points, all children will make good progress academically, emotionally, creatively, socially and physically during their first year at school. Knowledge, understanding and skills will be secured and embedded so that children attain highly and are ready to continue on their next steps. They will take pride in all that they do, always striving to do their best. They will begin to demonstrate emotional resilience and the ability to persevere when they encounter challenge. Our growth mindset philosophy will enhance this. They will develop a sense of self-awareness and become confident in their own abilities. They will be kind, respectful, honest and have a sense of belonging to something bigger than themselves.
Summer Term Topic -
Our topic for this Summer Term is Ocean Explorers. We are about to delve deep under the sea for fun, games and lots of fact finding. Every day you will get a new activity to do related to our new topic. You just need to follow my Instagram page (mrscwolverleysebright) to keep up to date with all the daily updates.
It's going to be hard to share this topic together, as we are so far away right now, but I know a way we can still share this fun learning journey together. Please keep sending me pictures and videos of what you are doing at home. Miss Harrold and I really love to see how much you are progressing and staying safe whilst having fun with your families.
Looking forward to lots of sea adventures Hedgehogs!
Every week, you will find a special 'Dip and Pick' planning document for you to use for the week ahead. It has lots of activity ideas for you to choose and select as and when you need them. I would recommend that if you can, get your child to read every day, even for just 5 or 10 minutes. If you need help with more books, check out my Instagram page as I have posted instructions on how to sign up to Oxford Owl, where you can access lots of ebooks for free.
You can find this planning document under the Remote Learning Tab.
See Remote Learning Tab