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Stowford School

Stowford School

EYFS Curriculum

Children from nursery into school start with the Early Years foundation Stage Curriculum.  Children are provided with a stimulating learning environment which encourages learning through play – a fundamental part of early learning. The school uses the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum to plan learning opportunities in the following areas:

 

Characteristics of Learning

Prime Areas

Specific Areas

 Playing and exploring – engagement

 Finding out and exploring

 Playing with what they know

 Being willing to ‘have a go’

 

Active learning – motivation

 Being involved and concentrating

 Keeping trying

 Enjoying achieving what they set out to do

 

Creating and thinking critically – thinking

 Having their own ideas

 Making links

 Choosing ways to do things

 

 

 Personal, Social and Emotional Development

 Making relationships

 Self-confidence and self-awareness

 Managing feelings and behaviour

 

Physical Development

 Moving and handling

 Health and self-care

 

Communication and Language

 Listening and attention

 Understanding

 Speaking

 

 

 

 Literacy

 Reading

 Writing

 

Mathematics

 Numbers

 Shape, space and measure

 

Understanding of the world

 People and communities

 The world

 Technology

 

Expressive Arts and Design

 Exploring and using media and materials

 Being imaginative

 

 

 

Children cover this curriculum through a range of exciting play opportunities both inside and outside in engaging topics such as ‘Nursery Rhymes’ and ‘Dinosaurs’.

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Approach to the Curriculum

 

At Stowford School we teach the National Curriculum through topics because we believe that by linking learning in a meaningful way that children are able to understand and deepen their learning.  We link our English and maths in a cross curricular way wherever possible.  Foundation subjects such as history and geography are linked. 

 

In KS2 we teach French as a foreign language.

 

To see the exciting topics that children study please look at our curriculum map (link below). You will see that children can choose a topic themselves for half a term. Recent popular choices have been: Harry Potter, Star Wars, ‘Game On’ (Computer Games).