Early Years at St Michael's

The leader of this key stage is Mrs Hudson


Intent

At St Michael’s Nursery and Infant School, we believe that our Early Years Foundation Stage is crucial to developing firm foundations to be built upon throughout our school journey and beyond.

It is our intent that the children who enter our EYFS develop physically, verbally, emotionally, creatively, intellectually and spiritually whilst embedding a positive attitude to school and learning in order for each child to achieve their full potential.

We set high expectations throughout all areas of school life and beyond. Our school motto is introduced in our Reception Class ... 'Practice makes Perfect' and this is then embedded in all aspects of our children’s lives as they become lifelong learners in an environment of acceptance and support.

We believe that all children deserve to be valued as an individual and we are passionate in supporting all children to achieve their full, unique potential. Our Reception class follow the EYFS framework, which has seven main areas of learning.

The Specific Areas:

The Prime Areas:


Implementation

We implement these areas of learning by providing a safe, stimulating environment that allows children to discover, be challenged, consolidate and achieve their very best whilst developing their resilience and independence.

We get to know our families and children well and use their interests and knowledge to support and inspire our children’s knowledge and understanding of themselves, our local community and beyond.

Our learning environments, both inside and outside are adapted to meet the different and developing needs of our children. We are passionate advocates for ensuring all of our children are able to share how they feel and work with them to support any worries or concerns they may have as we fully believe ... Happy Children Learn.

Within our EYFS Curriculum, children are assessed through accurate observations informing future planning and children’s individual next steps in their learning. This enables us to ensure learning is embedded and consistent and that all children continue to make the best possible progress within our EYFS setting.


Impact

The impact of our provision can be seen through the feedback received by our parents, which is used to support other new parents who may be considering joining our school family.

It is a privilege to be part of such an important stage in our children’s development and our dedicated staff work tirelessly to deliver the best possible outcomes for our children.