EYFS

At Fibbersley Park Academy, children are encouraged to explore the world around them through real, immersive and purposeful learning experiences. We want our children to be engaged, curious and independent learners where all ideas and differences are celebrated.

Nursery and Reception children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (2021). Children learn through the seven areas of learning through carefully planned activities, in a stimulating learning environment.

The seven areas of learning are split into the following areas:

Communication and Language

Children will be given lots of opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; to speak and listen in a range of situations.

Physical Development

Children will be provided with opportunities to be active and interactive; to develop their co-ordination, control and movement. Children will be taught the importance of physical activity and to make healthy choices in relation to food.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Help children develop a positive sense of themselves and others; forming positive relationships and develop respect for others; develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and have confidence in their own abilities.

Literacy

Children will be taught to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children will be given access to a wide range of reading materials to ignite their interest.

Mathematics

Children will be provided with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers.

Understanding the World

Children will make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places and the environment.

Expressive Arts and Design

Children will explore and play with a range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.

The curriculum is planned through a series of themes that reflect and respond to the children’s interests, offering experiences in all areas of the curriculum and which carry equal importance to provide a broad and balanced curriculum with opportunities for play and child- initiated activities.

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EYFS Curriculum Policy

We like to share the learning journey of the children through a range of online platforms. The Tapestry App allows parents to view their child’s learning and contribute by adding photographs and sharing special moments from home.

To enhance our curriculum further, we have weekly access to a Forest School session with a qualified Forest Schools Lead. At Forest School, children are encouraged to take risks to explore and investigate the natural world. Children are encouraged to use real tools and contribute to the making of fires and camp side snacks. These sessions develop children’s confidence and independence – important skills that can be transferred to the classroom.