The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum
The Early Years is a vital building block in a child's school career. At St. Joseph's, we place a high emphasis on fostering a love of learning by creating a safe and stimulating environment and by giving the children the tools to develop their independence and enquiry skills.
Within the Early Years, we follow a long term plan that clearly shows coverage of the following areas:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)
Self-confidence and self awareness
Managing feelings and behaviour
Creating and Thinking Critically
Listening and Attention
Moving and Handling
Health and Self Care
Expressive Arts and Design
Exploring and using media and materials
Shape, Space and Measures
Understanding the World
People and Communities
We include the children's own interests by asking the children to work together to choose their topic. The teachers then plan the content to meet the needs of the children through this topic. Children are assessed through ongoing observations using the Tapestry system of which parents have access to.
If you would like any additional information about the Early Years Curriculum, please speak to your child's class teacher.