At St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, we pride ourselves on ensuring the best possible start to schooling for all of our Reception children. We intend to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum so that it is accessible to all children, ensuring that we inspire everyone to REACH through Faith, Hope and Love. We know a child’s development at this crucial stage has a fundamental impact on their happiness and shapes the young person they will become. We treat every child as a unique individual, and above all, want our children to feel happy, safe and secure.
The EYFS is about how children learn, as well as what they learn. Our children are provided with many opportunities to develop their own play and independent exploration that is enjoyable and motivating, encouraging them to REACH in all they do. We deliver lessons that are hands on and engaging, encouraging our children to strive for excellence and develop independence, supporting them as they transition into KS1.
Understanding the World provides a powerful and meaningful context for learning across the curriculum. It supports children to make sense of their expanding world and covers objectives linked to History, Geography and Science. Although throughout the EYFS curriculum these subject names are not mentioned, the skills and knowledge developed within ‘Understanding The World’ enables children to begin recognising similarities and differences within each subject, which helps the transition and progression to KS1 where children will begin being taught these individual subjects.