Early Years Foundation Stage
Welcome to Early Years Foundation Stage at Balby Central Primary
We provide our children with the strongest possible start on their school journey and aim to make sure every child is the best they can be! We want children to learn, explore, discover and have fun in an environment where they feel safe, secure and happy.
Our knowledge is devised from our half termly topic which are as follows:
All About Me... Celebrations and autumn... Into the woods and winter... Growing, lifecycles and spring... Let's build and space... Holidays and summer...
We are the foundation of knowledge for every subject in school. We equip our children with the knowledge and skills they need to have a positive and successful life in school.
We love to learn!
Our learning environments allow us to develop and embed the skills we learn in different areas and ways. Open ended resources develop imagination and perseverence as children create, develop ideas and collaborate to extend ideas and skills. Our provision provides opportunities in all areas of our curriculum and follows the interests of our children - their own ideas sparks some of the best learning!
Our curriculum drivers
The Great Outdoors
We love to learn outside! The fresh air and natural world around us develop our sense of adventure, investigative skills and desire to explore!
In Early Years we love to be outside. On a Friday we get to spend the whole day outside! We investigate, explore and collaborate with our friends to develop and learn new skills and knowledge. We look out for seasonal changes, use our scientific skills to pose and answer questions and enjoy the positivity the great outdoors has on our mental health and wellbeing.
Independence and Real-Life Experiences
We do things for ourselves! We look after our own belongings, hang up our coats and get our things ready. Looking after our resources and environment is an important skill we learn.
Growing, cutting and cooking our own food and making our own playdough are some on the skills we develop.
A Love of Reading
We love to read! Book are everywhere in our provision inside and out. Once we have read a story we love to use the characters and different props to retell it using all the new vocabulary we have learned.
We follow the RWI phonics scheme and love to learn our sounds, blending and how to read and write. We love Fred the Frog! Phonics is taught daily in EYFS starting children on a journey to become a reader for life.
This is the first set of sounds we will learn: This is the second set of sounds we will learn:
Once we know our sounds we blend to read words, sentences and then books all by ourselves in school and at home...
It is important to us that parents and carers are involved and can support their children at home. Our Inclusion Team and EYFS Staff run a selection of sessions throughout the year.
Watch our EYFS Video in the links below to see us in action.