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Yapton CE Primary School

Early Years Foundation Stage         

Each child’s learning journey begins in our Reception class.  There are two teachers and on teaching assistant who all work closely together as a team to ensure each child has the best start to their time at Yapton Church of England Primary School. Children work and play in a large open plan class area and have access to a covered garden as well as a large outdoor play area.

At Yapton School we aim to…

  • Provide a secure, safe, caring and stimulating environment.
  • Ensure that all children are valued.
  • Develop a positive attitude and enjoyment for learning.
  • Provide a range of opportunities to learn through play.
  • Encourage independence and build confidence.
  • Work together with parents and carers to support their child’s learning.

How do we do this?

We want children to be engaged in the learning process and for their learning to be relevant and purposeful. We believe that the best vehicle for this to happen is through play. Self-initiated play, as well as adult directed play, provides our children with opportunities to explore, investigate and make sense of the world around them. Play allows our children to be challenged in their thinking and helps them to learn, practise and rehearse new skills.

The four themes of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) underpin all our work with our pupils…

  • Every child is a unique child who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured.
  • Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.
  • Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and carers.
  • Children develop and learn in different ways.

We plan learning experiences that support development in…

  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

We believe that children learn best when they…

  • are provided with opportunities to explore their familiar world and interests.
  • are willing to try new activities and experiences.
  • are able to maintain their concentration on their chosen activities for a period of time.
  • are able to persist with their activity when faced with challenges.
  • are able to develop their own ideas in a creative, critical way.
  • are proud of their achievements.