The EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) at Loscoe Primary School & Nursery consists of two classes; our nursery children the Squirrels, (based in a separate building on the school site) and our Reception class, the Foxes.
Throughout our EYFS we aim to provide enjoyable and challenging activities that ensure every child makes progress in their learning at their own individual pace. Whilst we have a long-term plan, we also use observations of the children’s interests to help inform our planning. Our team members continually assess how the environment can be adapted to best cater for the ever-changing needs of each child.
At Loscoe Primary School & Nursery, we firmly believe that every child should be given a ‘voice’. To this end, we are passionate in developing early communication and language skills in our Early Years setting. Staff are trained in how to effectively encourage children to speak and every opportunity is taken to develop children’s language skills.
In order to encourage an early love of reading, we have recently adopted the ‘Core Book’ approach in our EYFS. We hope that by the time the children leave EYFS they have an in depth knowledge of twelve stories that they are able to retell. The core books are chosen for their use of repetition, story structure and potential to trigger children’s imaginations. Our Core Book list can be viewed in the document below.
The start of the 2021 academic year has been a very exciting time for the EYFS as we now have a new statutory framework. With this in mind, we are redesigning our long term, medium term and weekly plans. We have included a copy of the first draft of our new long term plans on this page so you can see the topics we have planned but, as we are still working on finalising our new curriculum, we will be adding to these throughout the year.
If you have any questions relating to our EYFS provision, please contact Mrs Lynam: