Early Years Foundation Stage

Our Vision for Early Years Foundation Stage

BHPS provides children with a wide range of stimulating, creative and challenging early learning experiences within a secure, caring and inclusive environment, both within the classroom and outdoors. We provide children throughout the year with opportunities to explore and enquire: developing their understanding of the world around them through play and child-led activities. We work closely with parents to ensure smooth transition from home to school and into Year 1 by recognising and planning for each individual child and their unique personality, interests and needs. Curriculum Overview in EYFS gives more detail about our provision, and Literacy Overview in EYFS outlines the teaching of literacy. Information from the EYFS Reading Meeting can also be viewed.

How we achieve our vision:

Using the four guiding principles of EYFS to shape good practice:

  1. Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured
  2. Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships
  3. Children learn and develop in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs, with a strong relationship between teachers and carers
  4. Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates

Applying the child-led cycle of observation, assessment and planning

Providing ample opportunities for children to relate to people and things through the Characteristics of Effective Learning across all areas of learning: playing and exploring, active learning, creating and thinking critically.

Providing a stimulating and inviting indoor and outdoor environment that allows a wealth of rich opportunities for child-initiated activities across all areas of learning and development.

Providing a wide range of events to help build friendships and relationships between children, staff and carers.

Employing a team of staff who are lifelong learners, dedicated to children’s development and attainment and open to new training and ideas.

The document What to Expect, When outlines how parents can help to support children aged between 0 – 5 years of age.

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