Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
The EYFS team have enjoyed embracing the new EYFS framework as an Early Adopter School. We feel the changes are positive and build upon our already excellent provision for the youngest of our children attending North Cadbury C of E Primary School.
Our EYFS Lead, Mrs Hillier, works closely with the on-site Sprites preschool to ensure a seamless transition into school life, as well as overseeing and supporting the learning and development of all children aged two to five. The EYFS classes (Pixies and Sprites) meet together weekly, usually through our ‘welly walks’ and/or ‘Fun Fridays’. Our Fun Fridays are carefully planned to support our broad and balanced curriculum, as well as providing ample opportunities to develop new vocabulary in different contexts.
Our experienced and enthusiastic team provide exciting learning opportunities, encompassing both indoor and outdoor experiences through play and exploration. Here at North Cadbury, we instil a love of learning with a passion for reading. The learning topics we follow are anchored by high quality books and stories, supporting our broad and balanced curriculum.
The Sprites begin learning the relationship between letters and sounds in a fun and engaging manner and this flawlessly continues and progresses in Pixie Class.
The learning opportunities for both EYFS classes are planned with the children’s interests and needs in mind. We loosely use ‘Development Matters’ (non-statutory government guidance) to ensure progression and achievement and to support tracking and assessment of each child within EYFS, which are based around the following areas:
The EYFS team meet often for CPD (Continual Professional Development) with one meeting per term being dedicated to discussing every child’s progress and discussing their next steps. The real beauty of our welcoming small school are the relationships we are able to develop with each individual child and this individuality is celebrated and encouraged.