"Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential.
Children develop quickly in the early years, and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right.
Good parenting and high-quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up."
The EYFS aims to provide:
At Codnor Primary School, we ensure we follow specific principles which include:
Children access a broad and balanced EYFS curriculum, which covers 7 areas of learning. Within these areas of learning, there are three prime areas:
and four specific areas:
Children have the opportunity to access all areas of learning through an indoor and outdoor learning environment on a daily basis. Children are able to meet their learning potential through a balance of challenging child-initiated and adult-led activities.
We cover a range of exciting topics in the Early Years. Please see our class pages for more information.
Assessment in EYFS happens on a daily basis. Children are formally assessed when they enter school in order for teachers to set challenging targets. All children are assessed directly against the objectives from the EYFS curriculum through formal and informal written assessments and photographic evidence. These assessments allow teachers to fully understand the abilities of the children in their class in order to maximise learning in a fun, yet challenging way. Assessment in EYFS is essential to ensure we are able to individualise learning for every child.
If you would like to see our EYFS class pages, please click the link below.