Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Overview
Copies of the class half-term newsletters for 2019/2020 will be added here as they are published: Reception Newsletter - Autumn 2
The Government and other professionals describe the time in your child’s life from birth to 5 years as the Early Years Foundation Stage.
This is a very important stage as it helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes. At All Saints’ we aim to ensure that your child’s early years experiences are happy, active, exciting, fun and secure; and support their development, care and learning needs. Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.
Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first:
- Communication and language;
- Physical development; and
- Personal, social and emotional development.
These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning.
As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas:
- Understanding the world; and
- Expressive arts and design.
These seven areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities.
We support all children’s learning through playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.
Phonics & Reading
The core phonics scheme used by the school is 'Letters and Sounds'. For a copy of the Phonics Screening Test presentation, click here. For information on phonics, click on: www.letters-and-sounds.com.
The main reading scheme is the Oxford Reading Tree which is supplemented by real books and school produced resources. Details of the Oxford Reading Tree Scheme can be found be here.
At All Saints' we use an online portal called 'Tapestry' to record observations on the children in Reception. Parents/carers have secure access to the site to see details of their child's progress. Click here for a copy of the Parent/Carer Booklet explaining Tapetsry. For details of the security in place around the management of information on the 'Tapestry' portal, click here.
Reception parents/carers who have been given their own unique username and password can access to the Tapestry site by clicking on https://tapestryjournal.com