Early Years Foundation Stage Unit
School places are currently available for Foundation. Please phone 01623 456516 for further details.
As a school we are delighted to be recognised by Early Excellence as a Partner School for 2023/24, to host events and share good practice in our area.
Early Excellence are a highly regarded organisation that promote inspirational learning, offering School Improvement & Bespoke Consultancy as well as educational resource solutions focused on early primary EYFS & KS1.
A welcome tour around our amazing Foundation Unit.
Welcome to Early Years
At Ravenshead C of E Primary School, we provide fun and exciting opportunities for children to learn through real life practical experiences whilst working within the Early Years Foundation Stage guidelines.
Our daily routine gives the children times for active play and chance to choose activities that they are interested in. There are also ‘carpet times’ for more direct group learning.
Our curriculum is ‘child led’. The government outline what children should know by the end of their foundation years. We carefully plan learning opportunities to reach these objectives using children's interests as a vehicle.
Information for Parents/Carers
Children at Ravenshead C of E Primary School enjoy a range of activities to cover EYFS objectives. We value indoor and outdoor hands-on learning equally. On Wednesday morning and Friday afternoons, we spend the whole session in the outdoor learning environment. Wednesday is spent in our forest school environment and Friday developing our gross motor skills through use of wheeled toys, large equipment and apparatus and our large outdoor equipment.
In Early Years Foundation Stage, the Dimension themes running throughout the school are followed, however the children's interests are also interwoven. The 'Birth to 5 Matters' document and Early Years Profile has been used to map progressive objectives across both the Foundation 1 and Foundation 2 years, linking these to themes and general school year activities. This ensures that a progressive curriculum is received by all. These objectives are differentiated for those pupils with SEND and linked to the Small Steps Curriculum for specific children. Independence is promoted throughout the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and the developmental stages of children's learning in different areas and skills are taken into consideration in all planning and practitioner interactions.
Theme Overviews for Parents/Carers
We look forward to working with you to help your child develop a lifelong love of learning.