Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
EYFS Intent, Implement and Impact
Our curriculum intentions at Christ the King Catholic Primary School is to offer a curriculum that is rich in wonder and real life experiences. We strive for our children to be confident and independent, to believe in themselves and interact positively with others.
It is it is our intention for all the children within our care to:
- Children access an ambitious, broad and balanced education, which meets the needs of all children.
- Provide all children regardless of their background with the self-belief and cultural capital they need to succeed in life.
- Provide a variety of learning opportunities through learning and play
- Children to feel safe, secure and build positive relationships between staff and children.
- Provide an environment that values and respects all cultures, religions, communities and people
- Provide a rich learning environment, which helps all children reach their full potential from whatever their starting points.
- The curriculum will enable them to gain skills, knowledge and understanding, supporting them to progress from their individual starting points.
- Build effective relationships between teachers and parents
- To ensure staff have the skill set and knowledge of EYFS through CPD.
Our curriculum at Christ the King Catholic Primary School is implemented through high quality interactions, assessments and to ensure that we actively safeguard our children.
To ensure this we:
- Have tailor made our curriculum with a specific focus on being ‘language rich’ through the use of ‘Tier 2’ vocabulary, poems, nursery rhymes, stories and quality interactions.
- The systematic teaching of phonics
- Topics are supported by high quality texts, which a focus on communication and language
- Have developed an interactive all-purpose outdoor learning environment
- Working hard to create active involvement from parents via parent workshops, planners, proud clouds and termly knowledge organisers to strengthen communication and support at home.
- As part of teaching and learning staff use the non-statutory framework of ‘Development Matters’ to support the delivery of the curriculum, ongoing assessments through our whole school tracker ‘insight tracking’
- Always focussing on the ‘why’ when planning for children’s learning
- CPD from an Early Years Specialist and regular phase meetings to update on changes and ways to develop best practice.
The impact of our EYFS curriculum at Christ the King School enables children to develop a secure understanding and knowledge across the seven areas of learning in the EYFS.
- Children leaving the Early Years happy, resilient, independent and confident learners.
- Constantly evaluating the impact of our curriculum, by checking if children know and remember more
- Talking to staff to see how they describe our children, what they like/dislike, attitudes to learning and evaluating areas of curriculum / continuous provision where they show less interest.
- From their own starting points, children make excellent progress academically and socially, so that they are independent and skill ready for Key Stage 1.
- Children demonstrate high levels of engagement in activities, developing their speaking and listening skills and their ability to negotiate with others.
- Children develop skills and confidence across all areas of the curriculum.