Early Years - Overview
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the time in your child’s life between birth and age 5. This is a very important stage as it helps your child get ready for their future learning and future successes. From when your child is born, up until the age of 5, their early years’ experience should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure and support their development, care and learning needs.
At Lakey Lane we believe that children should be actively involved in their learning and encourage this by teaching in a creative and thematic way. This means learning is cross-curricular and all subjects are taught in a fun and engaging way. We offer an enriched curriculum which is designed to ensure all children reach their full potential and enables them to be successful in their learning as they progress through school.
A termly newsletter is posted in the 'Parents' tab of the website each term. This will tell you what specifically your child will be learning that term and other things that might be happening.
The Early Years Curriculum
Our curriculum is centred around the seven key areas of learning for Early Years;
- Communication and Language
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
The Early Years teaching staff carefully plan and resource the learning environment (indoors and outdoors), to encourage exploration, socialisation, problem solving and creativity around these areas.
Our aim is to meet the needs of each child, by learning through a combination of focused adult led teaching sessions and child initiated activities thus ensuring a balance between supported learning and independent investigation.
You can look at the full Early Years Development Matters document by clicking the link click here
Our Early Years Phase Leaders are Mrs Beddows (Reception) and Mrs Gray (Nursery) alongside Mrs Beyene (Deputy Headteacher/SENCO)