EYFS: No.1 (2 year old provision), Nursery and Reception
Our Foundation Stage
Bentley High Street Primary school’s EYFS comprises of three settings:
F1 – nursery
F2 - Reception
Term after 2nd birthday
Term after 3rd birthday
Term after 4th birthday
AM and PM sessions
15hr funded places
AM and PM sessions
Beginning of the week
End of the week
30 Hrs funded places
Full time Monday – Friday
Ethos and Values
At Bentley High Street Primary School’s foundation stage, the curriculum is designed to recognise children’s prior learning whether it be from a previous setting or their family, and provide a range of authentic learning experiences whilst allowing children to develop the foundations to become life-long learners.
Within the curriculum, we ensure foundational concepts and disciplinary knowledge is taught to prepare children for later learning. Our curriculum builds progressively, in all subjects, right from our 2 year old provision upwards linking closely with their next steps of learning in year 1.
We follow the whole school curriculum intent statement, this document supplements that with an early years’ insight. Fundamental to our curriculum, is the understanding that every child is unique. Therefore, our curriculum endeavours to personalise provision in order to meet the needs of all pupils. We constantly ensure children are provided authentic experiences to build cultural capital, develop early language skills and nurture the development of the whole child.
Our early years’ vision is that:
We inspire curiosity
We celebrate diversity
We promote the characteristics of effective learning
We nurture the foundations for life-long learners
We build positive relationships
Whilst accessing our early years we aim that;
Children will access a broad and balanced curriculum that is underpinned by the development of speech and language, so children are given a broad range of knowledge and skills needed for good progress through school and life.
Quality teaching and learning is consistent so that every child makes good progress and no child gets left behind
Close partnership are formed between practitioners and with parents and/or carers
Every child is included and supported through equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice
During their time in EYFS children will be immersed in topics that have been planned based on a broad and balanced coverage of the EYFS framework, children’s interest and gaps identified by assessment, all of which is underpinned by the importance of developing children’s speech and language.
A sequence of learning is developed so children will be supported to practise and refine identified skills, knowledge and understanding before they apply this new learning independently to an authentic purpose.
Topics are designed from:
Gaps identified from assessment
All areas of the EYFS framework
In-line with the rest of school we include opportunities for children to review learning taught across that half term.
We aim to ensure all children leave the Foundation stage with the speech and language skills needed for year one, therefore speaking, listening and understanding skills are planned for and woven throughout all areas of teaching.
Bentley High Street's Foundation Stage's Intent Statement