EYFS Curriculum

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Nursery

We are a 52 place Nursery. Children are admitted to our Nursery class after their third birthday. The sessions run from 8.30 to 11.30 and 12.20 to 3.20 each day.
Our Early Years Foundation Stage at Park View Academy is a safe, secure and happy place to be. We provide no barriers to children’s learning and a high-quality start to your child’s education. Staff have high expectations, and our ambitious curriculum provides challenge, ensuring children make more than the expected progress within all areas of learning and are well equipped to begin full time education.
Children are active learners who are motivated and respect each other. They enjoy playing and exploring in all areas of the environment, both in and outdoors. Children learn through experience and are curious about the world around them. They love reading because it is fun, engaging and exciting, with activities linked to stories. We participate in whole school initiatives such as ‘Love of Reading’, teaching the children that reading is invaluable and of great importance: it develops their vocabulary and ability to understand ideas. The love of early reading underpins all we do and children and parents are encouraged to read at home through home readers from the first week of term.
Staff have a detailed knowledge of early mathematics and encourage children’s interest in number and shape through Numicon, number of the week and Maths Mastery. We provide opportunities for children to develop and demonstrate their mathematical thinking within the continuous provision, both in and outdoors.
If you are interested in your child attending the nursery please contact the school office to obtain an admission form. Children are admitted after their third birthday.

 

Reception

Welcome to Reception
Our Early Years Foundation Stage at Park View Academy is a safe, secure and happy place to be and we provide no barriers learning. We provide exciting experiences and enhancements in the continuous provision creating a love of learning, such as chicks hatching and butterflies being released.
Their Literacy skills are developed through Phonics using the Read, Write, Inc Programme, World Book Day, Writing Walls and the use of ‘Wellcomm’. The love of early reading underpins all we do and children and parents are encouraged to read at home through home readers from the first week of term. Children are confident in using numbers, shape, space and measures, implementing their mathematical skills. Our children understand the world around them, and are able to respond appropriately. They explore with media and materials and are able to express their creativity. Numicon, Maths Mastery and number of the week have supported the children’s progress and achievement. Songs and rhymes are at the forefront of our curriculum, and children participate with enthusiasm and enjoyment. We engage in Nursery Rhyme Week, and the children enjoy dressing as their favourite nursery rhyme characters and singing their favourite songs.
We celebrate achievements in all areas of learning, encouraging risk taking, which develops a confident approach to learning new skills. The children have a strong sense of achievement and take pride in all that they do. They enjoy celebration assemblies and sharing the successes of their friends. Parents/carers share exciting learning and activities that the children have enjoyed at home through EXXATT and ‘Learning Stories’. Stay and Play sessions and workshops provide support and information to extend learning at home. Weekly Newsletters provide information about what children have learned in school each week, and offer ideas and suggestions for developing skills at home.

Staff plan activities and experiences that promote children’s development and learning based on the ‘Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage’ in the following key aspects:

Area of Learning and Development

Prime Areas
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Making relationships
  • Self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Managing feelings and behaviour
Physical Development
  • Moving and handling
  • Health and self-care
Communication and Language
  • Listening and attention
  • Understanding
  • Speaking
Specific areas
Literacy
  • Reading
  • Writing
Mathematics
  • Numbers
  • Shape, space and measure
Understanding the World
  • People and communities
  • The world
  • Technology
Expressive Arts and Design
  • Exploring and using media and materials
  • Being imaginative
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