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EYFS Website Curriculum Statement

At GVPS we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. This is made up of four overriding principles which our early year’s education is based upon:
 Unique Child – Every child is unique child who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
 Positive Relationships – Children learn to be respectful through positive relationships with staff, peers and parents.
 Enabling Environments – Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and they become increasingly independent to give them a strong foundation for future learning.
 Learning and Development – Children develop and learn in different ways. We recognise this and use scaffolds to ensure every child thrives. The curriculum provides a play-based learning environment, combined with focussed teaching and basic skills, to ensure children make rapid progress before moving onto Year 1. The children in both Nursery and Reception are provided with ample opportunities in both our indoor, and outdoor provision. They engage in planned, focussed activities as well as self-initiated and free flow activities. The learning experiences within our Early Years are linked to the seven areas of learning and development within the EYFS. These areas are split into three prime areas and four specific areas. The three prime areas are those which the children should develop first and are considered most essential for the healthy development and future learning of our children. These include: Personal, Social, Emotional Development, Communication and Language and Physical Development. The specific areas of learning include: Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

Please follow the link below to see the support available at our local Family Hub:

We use the Development Matters document to plan for our children's next steps. Please follow the link below:

EYFS Themes and Books