In the Early years foundation stage (EYFS) at Roose Community Primary School, we aim to develop the children’s natural instinct to explore a love of learning.  This will be fun and exciting, but also challenging.  Play underpins the EYFS.  It also underpins learning and all aspects of children’s development. Through play, children develop language skills, their emotions and creativity, social and intellectual skills.

“We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything than when we are playing.”

Charles Schaefer

We aim to work in close partnership with parents/carers, in order to provide an environment that is happy, loving, warm, stimulating and safe. Our children will be stimulated and nurtured to become competent, confident, independent and co-operative learners. We value all children’s cultural inheritance, diversity of language and beliefs and foster the development of the whole child; socially, emotionally, creatively, physically, academically, and spiritually in an environment that is safe, calm and challenging.

Parental involvement is crucial in enabling us to reach our aims and is encouraged both in and outside the early year’s environment. Learning in the early years is a balance of child-led and teacher –directed activities, all planned around exciting cross curricular topics.

There are seven areas of the EYFS curriculum.

The areas of learning are:

  • communication and language.
  • physical development.
  • personal, social and emotional development.
  • literacy.
  • mathematics.
  • understanding the world.
  • expressive arts and design.