Early Years Foundation Stage
Every child deserves the best possible start in life, and at St Hugh’s we ensure the child’s first experiences to be positive and exciting, both in Nursery or Reception. We provide a caring, secure and safe environment where every child is valued and respected as an individual, striving to reach their own full potential. At St Hugh’s we want our children to adopt a love of learning, be motivated to learn and experience a broad and balanced curriculum that meets the needs of all individuals.
We strive to ensure that our children will grow to be confident, competent, life-long learners who are skilful communicators. We strive to ensure that our children progress effectively across all areas of the EYFS curriculum from their various starting points and to be line with national expectations by the end of their foundation years. The impact of our curriculum is measured by our assessments, which allow us to track percentages of pupils achieving age related expectations throughout the academic year and put support interventions in place where needed. Regular observations and assessments inform future planning and ensure that all children build on their current knowledge and skill set. We endeavour for pupils to be year 1 ready by the time they leave reception, so they are equipped with the necessary skills to allow them to flourish in their future learning.
The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum consists of 7 areas which are broken down in to prime and specific areas. The prime areas consist of Personal Social and Emotional Development (PSE), Communication and Language and Physical Development. The specific areas consist of Literacy, Maths, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts.
The documents below show how our curriculum subjects across school are linked to the EYFS curriculum: