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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Nelson Mandela

At Wilberforce, our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is formed of Nursery and Reception. Children can join our Nursery the term after they turn 3 years old.

Our curriculum in EYFS is carefully designed and sequenced using content from Development Matters and the EYFS Statutory Framework. We have planned an ambitious curriculum that teaches the children the skills and knowledge they will need to prepare them for Year 1. The EYFS curriculum is made up of three prime areas and four specific areas.

Prime Areas:

  • Communication and Language

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Physical Development

Specific Areas:

  • Literacy

  • Maths

  • Understanding the World

  • Expressive Arts and Design

Our curriculum is broad and balanced with a focus on Early Reading and developing children’s Communication and Language. The children are explicitly taught skills and knowledge linked to each of the prime and specific areas through adult-led lessons. The children have planned, purposeful opportunities to practise these skills and embed this knowledge independently through the classroom provision. The provision for the children to learn is combined of both indoor and outdoor learning.

You can see our EYFS Curriculum overview here.

We teach through a variety of different topics which are outlined here (insert link to curriculum overview). Each topic is centred around core texts that children will read, retell and explore during their English lessons as well as purposefully planned activities in the classroom.

In the Summer Term, at the end of the Reception year, the children are assessed against the Early Learning Goals outlined in the EYFS Statutory Framework. This is based on class teacher knowledge of the children and the learning in their Learning Journeys.  

Learning at Home

Each child has an online Learning Journey which parents and carers can access at home. The children are given weekly home learning tasks which replicate the learning they have been doing in school. Parents and carers are able to complete these tasks with their child and then upload pictures and videos to their child’s Learning Journey from home.  

We also provide a half-termly curriculum overview which outlines the skills and knowledge your child will be learning for that half term. This has additional ideas for activities you can do at home to support your child’s development further.

Ways to support your child at home:

Maths ideas for Parents/Carers https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/help-your-child-with-maths 

Numberblocks to help understanding of number https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

Phonics support for parents which will enable you to understand how we teach your child to read and write. https://www.sounds-write.co.uk/parents-carers/support-for-parents-carers/

Talking about internet safety https://saferinternet.org.uk/guide-and-resource/young-people/resources-for-3-11s

Visiting the different Museums in London including the Natural History Museum, The Science Museum and the Transport Museum.

Different musical resources you can use at home. https://www.triboroughmusichub.org/events-media/

Videos to help explain different religious festivals that people may celebrate. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religions-of-the-world/zfxwpg8

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