Early Years Foundation Stage
“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.”
At Thorpedene Primary School and Nursery we believe the EYFS marks a critical time in a child’s early development. Within the Early Years we want our children to be caring, confident, independent and curious learners. Every child is at the heart of the curriculum; their interests and development are paramount in insuring every child achieves to their full potential.
We believe children learn by having a go, exploring, investigating, listening, talking and discussing inside the classroom and outdoors. We spend time learning a variety of life skills linked to the needs of our children to ensure they are independent citizens ready for the world ahead. We want our children to have a love of reading, be excited by numbers, a desire to help others and to build on their creativity and emotional wellbeing.
We work in true partnership with our families to ensure we provide a rich and stimulating learning environment in the EYFS. Together we ensure our children in the Early Years have the best start in their education at Thorpedene Primary School and Nursery.