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EYFS Vision Statement

In the Early Years Foundation Stage at St. Luke’s we want our children to be happy, confident, independent and well-rounded individuals with a love of learning. Ultimately we want them to leave us as excited, empowered and resilient learners who are ready and prepared for their learning journey in to Key Stage One.

 

Our aims

o   To provide high quality, inclusive education for all pupils by creating a bespoke curriculum that excites them and is developed to meet their unique individual needs and interests.

o   To know and value each child as an individual and build relationships based upon trust and respect.

o   To encourage all children to believe in themselves and to develop a positive attitude to learning that will support them through life.

o   To create a learning environment where emotional well-being is seen as paramount to successful learning.

o   To provide a wealth of experiences which develop inquiring and curious minds.

o   To adopt a problem-solving and investigational approach where children become self-assured risk takers, making and learning from their mistakes.

o   To provide a stimulating, engaging and inspiring environment where the children feel happy, safe and secure, and where good quality learning can take place.

o   To immerse the children in an environment full of rich language and conversation where they can learn to become great communicators.

o   To ensure that opportunities exist for all the children to reach their full potential by consistently promoting high standards.

 o   To create self-motivating, self-disciplined, confident and independent thinkers.

 

 Our staff

All staff at St. Luke’s deeply care about the children in our care. We treat all children as individuals and promote positive relationships and secure bonds. We are flexible, dynamic, adaptable and spontaneous, and have a real love of child development and learning. We are committed to giving our children the best possible start to their school life, teaching them skills which ensure their well-being now and success in the future.

We recognise and value children’s individual strength and talents and believe in praising effort and valuing the little steps that really make a difference to a child’s progress. We know that by doing this we are building happy and secure children who feel safe. Praise and clear boundaries contribute to the confidence and resilience of our children.

We make it a priority to form a close partnership with parents and the wider community to ensure that every individual child enjoys learning and reaches their full potential. We strive to involve parents at all levels, recognising the huge benefits that a shared partnership brings to each child’s Foundation Stage experience.

 

Our Curriculum:

Teachers and Teaching assistants provide a curriculum in the foundation stage classes that spark the children’s fascinations and curiosities; is stimulating, exciting, meaningful, and one that uses the specified EYFS framework as a scaffolding block for this.

There are seven areas of learning and development of which three are “prime areas,” and four “specific areas.” 

The prime areas are: 

-      Communication and language

-      Physical development

-      Personal, social and emotional development. 

The specific areas are: 

-      Literacy

-      Mathematics

-      Understanding of the world

-      Expressive arts and design

 

Curriculum ideas for 2019-20:

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

All about me.

Will you read me a story?

Why don’t snakes have legs?

What happens when I fall asleep?

Supertato

Who lives in a rock pool?

 

These curriculum ideas are always subject to change because we are reactive in the EYFS and will adapt our ideas to meet the specific needs and any barriers to learning our children might have.

Paper copies of all documents are available by contacting our school office 

Tiptree St Luke's CofE School, Church Road, Tiptree, CO5 0SU   01621 - 815456

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