Early Years Foundation Stage and Key stage 1
Children in Early Years as well as Year 1 and Year 2 follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum. Children who successfully complete EYFS during KS1 progress onto the National Curriculum. All learning is delivered through the following strands:
- Personal Social and Emotional Development
- Communication and Language
- Understanding of the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
- Physical Development
Termly themes such as ‘Ourselves’ provide a focus for the child’s learning over a two year cycle and provide a vehicle for delivery of the curriculum.
The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum creates a structure that enables children to work through the various strands at an individual pace. Many of the children who attend Fosse Way are unable to meet the early learning goals by the end of the Reception Year owing to their special educational needs. In such circumstances early learning goals continue into Year 1 and 2. Children who meet the expected early learning goals will follow the Key Stage 1 curriculum.
The curriculum is structured into a two year rolling programme of topics, delivering creative and inspiring themes through Nursery, Reception Year, Year 1 and Year 2. It is supported by a wide range of enrichment activities including off site visits, and visits to the school by a variety of organisations e.g. visiting drama groups, animation and film projects, and art projects with visiting artists.
EYFS and Key Stage 1 curriculum is supplemented by specific activities for example; ‘Food is Fun’ which is a programme designed to encourage children to broaden their food choices.