At Oasis Academy Warndon our Early Years Foundation stage comprises of:
- Happy Hearts (2+ year old Nursery)
- Early Explorers (3 and 4 years old)
- Reception classes (4 and 5 years old)
The EYFS is a unique, distinct, and important phase in education. It places an equal priority on supporting children’s social and emotional development and on their learning. It is a crucial time for developing children’s engagement, enjoyment of learning and motivation. The curriculum in the Early Years provides a structure and sense of direction, whilst providing ambitious opportunities for children to learn. Our curriculum recognises children’s prior learning and experiences and seeks to build on these, developing their skills and knowledge through a variety of themes and first-hand experiences that stimulate their curiosity. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of all children ensuring adaptations are made where necessary.
Play and exploration are at the heart of Early Years practice and children are able to interact with well-organised and resourced environments that spark their interests and allow for independence and sustained shared thinking. Environments are enhanced with a wide range of multi-sensory activities that encourage children to explore, develop skills and adapt their own learning.
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage statutory guidance and the non-statutory Development Matters guidance which outlines child development for children from birth to three, three to four and the Reception year. This framework sets the standards for the learning, development and care of your child. Within the framework, there are 7 key learning areas:
Our Curriculum Vision
Early Years Education is the foundation upon which young children build the rest of their schooling. It is a holistic education that encompasses all learning and development. At Oasis Academy Warndon we provide a bespoke, exciting and engaging curriculum that meets the needs of all learners, teaching children to develop social relationships, skills and understanding. The children will be prepared for ‘school readiness’ by building on what they already know, they will all become successful learners, responsible citizens, and confident individuals. As a result, of good quality provision and leadership, the children make exceptional progress towards catching up with the skills and abilities that are typical of other children their age.
PLACE encompasses the ethos of early years through consistent strategies and systems. Staff model PLACE through building positive and supportive relationships with children and parents. All staff are empowered to work as a team to provide the best opportunities for the children, systems and strategies have been developed providing guidance and challenge. Staff teach inspiring lessons where children make rapid progress in all areas of learning, reaching national expectations.
Parents and EYFS staff work together to share information about their child’s development and learning journey. Opportunities are provided for parents to work alongside their child supported by staff to CELEBRATE the success and progress of the children. At Oasis Warndon we give children a first rate start to their flight path of learning.
Mrs Nia Powell Assistant Principal/ Early Years Leader or email email@example.com