Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum
At Avenue Primary Academy we believe that every child should be equipped with the knowledge and skills to be successful life-long learners. Our curriculum is designed around the children’s interests and ensures all children have the opportunity to succeed.
The teaching of reading and phonics is given high value, instilling a life-long love of reading and equipping children with the skills to grow into fluent readers.
The EYFS Curriculum at Avenue Primary
- Children take great enjoyment from their learning and are actively involved in leading their learning through play-based opportunities and high-quality interactions with staff who have a strong understanding of the EYFS framework.
- Children are able to lead their learning independently and have opportunities to embed and extend their learning through play.
- Children are supported with their emotional wellbeing in a caring and nurturing environment. Children form strong, warm attachments with staff and peers.
- Communication and Language underpins all learning within the EYFS. Children are supported to develop strong skills across all Prime Areas of Learning.
- Half termly themes are used in conjunction with children’s interests to ensure children have access to learning across all educational programmes in the EYFS framework.
- The teaching of early maths and systematic, synthetic phonics is highly effective, ensuring children make rapid progress to be successful as they move to year 1. Reading, writing and mathematical opportunities are embedded across the provision alongside other areas of learning.
- Every child is included and supported to develop to their full potential
- Parental partnerships are greatly valued. Parents engage through daily face to face contact, online learning journeys, parent consultation meetings, parent videos and weekly website updates.
Staff know every child in our Foundation Stage as an individual and will adapt teaching and learning experiences so that they are accessible and appropriate for all, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
By carrying out observations of children learning through play, staff are able to gain clarity on what each child knows, remembers and what they can do. This will be used to identify appropriate next steps for learning.
Staff are mindful of the Characteristics of Effective Learning and embed opportunities to develop these in daily practice:
- Playing and Exploring
- Active Learning
- Creating and Thinking Critically