EYFS stands for Early Years Foundation Stage, which guides children's learning, development and care from birth to 5 years old.
At Landewednack School, nursery children (aged 2 - 4) learn in our Little Lizards nursery, a purpose built EYFS learning space, complete with its own reading room and exciting outdoors area.
Reception children are part of our Puffins class, where they benefit from learning with our Key Stage 1 children (Year 1s and Year 2s), whilst still having their own EYFS classroom and outdoor learning space. This transition to a mixed class means children can learn from each other, look after each other, and have friends across the school.
Puffins and Little Lizards staff work closely together to ensure that all our EYFS children get an enriching, enjoyable EYFS experience; full of play, stories, exploring, forming relationships and developing their skills and confidence. We also ensure we lay strong foundations for academic skills that children will develop in Key Stage 1 and beyond, such as reading, writing and numeracy, to ensure that the transition between EYFS and Key Stage 1 is smooth and enjoyable for the children.
Children mostly learn through playing and games, with some short structured learning sessions or small group work throughout the day.
The areas of learning in EYFS are:
- communication and language
- physical development
- personal, social and emotional development
- understanding the world
- expressive arts and design
Our yearly plans for Nursery and Reception ensure children enjoy a wide range of enriching experiences, and develop their skills in these areas of learning progressively throughout Nursery and Reception.
We plan to develop these skills through fun activities, games, play and structured activities, to support all of our children to be happy, independent and confident throughout EYFS and their time at Landewednack School.
You can see our yearly plan below.
Nursery Yearly Plan:
Reception Yearly Plan:
We love to read, and phonics is a key focus for us in EYFS. You can find out more about our Phonics progression here.