Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
Early Years at Seahouses Primary School
To cultivate an enthusiasm for lifelong learning through a curriculum which reflects our rural and coastal context, adapting to the needs of our children- locally, nationally and globally.
At Seahouses Primary School we offer a curriculum rich in wonder and memorable experiences. We work hard to provide a stimulating environment that provides exciting opportunities, promotes challenge, exploration, adventure and a real love of learning. It is our intent that all children develop physically, verbally, cognitively and emotionally in an environment which values all cultures, communities and people. We aim for our children to be confident and independent, to believe in themselves and interact positively with others. We provide enabling environments with teaching and support from adults, who respond to the children’s individual interests and needs and help them build their learning over time. We know that children learn when they feel interested. They develop confidence and self-esteem when personal interests and experiences are valued and extended as part of their learning. We often find the children lead us down adventurous and exciting paths, often far exceeding our expectations. Children’s imaginations and natural capacity for learning truly is a wonderful thing!
· To work in partnerships with parents to encourage independent, happy learner who thrive in school and reach their full potential from their various starting points.
· To understand and follow children’s interest, provide new and meaningful opportunities which develop their knowledge and skills set, consolidate prior learning, deepening knowledge and ensure that all children meet their next steps throughout our EYFS Curriculum.
· To create an indoor and outdoor environment which stimulates children’s imagination, curiosity and creativity.
· To prepare children for their next stage in education and to reach the Early Learning Goals at the end of the Foundation Stage, ensuring that all children make at least expected progress from their starting points.
· To ensure a smooth and seamless transition from EYFS to KS1.