In Early Years at Abbey View we believe that every child is a unique child who is constantly learning and has the ability to be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
We aim to create an environment in which the children learn and develop, providing experiences which relate to their individual needs. We foster a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers. The children in EYFS learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships and a stimulating and happy atmosphere.
There are seven areas of learning and development that comprise the curriculum framework:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Communication and Language
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
These areas however cannot be delivered in isolation; they are all equally important and depend upon one another to support a rounded approach to a child’s learning and development. All seven areas are used to plan the teaching and activities to ensure that every child has the opportunity to reach their full and unique potential.
It is important to emphasise that at Abbey View we also teach the children how to become learners:
- through playing and exploring, they become engaged, curious and willing to try new things.
- through active learning, they learn to be motivated and persistent and to enjoy a sense of achievement
- by creating and thinking critically, they develop their thinking skills so that they can have their own ideas, make links between their experiences and make decisions and choices in their learning.
Formal and academic activities take place alongside child initiated learning and are available where possible both inside and outside. Alongside the EYFS curriculum, all children have timetabled specialist lessons for Music and Forest School.
Early Education Development Matters