Learning By Inspiring Success
In Reception, we follow the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage and Development Matters (2012)
The four themes of a unique child are positive relationships, enabling environments, learning and development. The principles that inform them, underpin and shape our practice:
The ways in which a child engages with other people and their environment – playing and exploring, active learning, and creating and thinking critically – underpin learning and development across all areas of the curriculum. At Long Buckby Infant School, we develop the characteristics of effective learning through:
Through our topic planning and stunning starts, we plan activities that will capture the imagination of the children and will meet their needs so that they can thrive. Adults in the setting support and extend children through the provision made and through open-ended questioning to promote their thinking skills and help children to make choices and reach their potential.
Learning takes place both inside and outside, through a range of adult-led and child-initiated activities. Throughout the day children will take part in whole class, small group and individual learning opportunities.
The curriculum for Foundation Stage is organised into 3 prime areas and 4 specific areas of learning and all areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. The prime areas are essential because they lay the foundations for children's success in all other areas of learning and for life. The prime areas are strengthened and applied through the specific areas which include essential skills and knowledge and important contexts for learning.
The three prime areas are:
The four specific areas are:
A booklet has been produced by Action for Children for parents & carers with children in the Foundation Stage called 'What to expect, when?'. The purpose of the 'What to expect, when?' booklet is to help you as a parent/carer find out more about how your child is learning and developing during their first five years, in relation to the EYFS. Children develop more rapidly during the first five years of their lives than at any other time. This booklet has been written to help you as a parent know what to expect during these vitally important years by focusing on the seven areas of learning and development which are covered in the EYFS. To read the booklet and find out more about your child's development, please read it here.