Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage
We hope you find this area informative and a place that you can find out about the curriculum and the daily practise of your early years child.
We are extremely passionate about ensuring children learn through play based activities both indoors and outdoors and we have enhanced our curriculum through our Open Futures work and through programmes such as ‘Phonological Awareness’ and ‘Read Write Inc.’
Assessment takes place in a variety of ways in the Early Years Foundation Stage, but is mainly through ongoing observations; some are collected on a programme called Tapestry. Each parent has a unique login which cannot be accessed by anyone else. This is a secure area and only you will be able to share your child's learning journey with us.
Parents are encouraged to be part of this process and are asked to send photographs and descriptions of their child’s experiences into school via Tapestry.
The Learning Journey helps to inform future planning and the next steps for each individual child’s learning journey. We have informal parent partnership days where the children share their new learning experiences and skills with their parents and we also more formal parent meetings throughout the year in addition to the end of year report. At the end of the foundation stage it is a statutory requirement to report each child’s level of development.
Please click on the link below to access the Tapestry page:
At Chiltern Primary School we understand that we are legally required to comply with certain welfare requirements as stated in the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (April 2017). We understand that we are required to:
· Promote the welfare of children.
· Promote good health, preventing the spread of infection and taking appropriate action when children are ill.
· Manage behaviour effectively in a manner appropriate for the children’s stage of developmental and individual needs.
· Ensure all adults who look after the children or who have unsupervised access to them are suitable to do so.
· Ensure that the premises, furniture and equipment is safe and suitable for purpose.
· Ensure that every child receives enjoyable and challenging learning and develop experiences tailored to meet their needs.
· Maintain records, policies and procedures required for safe efficient management of the setting and to meet the needs of all the children.
Ensure that all children in the EYFS have access to water and they have a healthy snack each day.
We endeavour to meet these requirements.
If parents would like to see the curriculum or programmes of study for each year please contact the school where the documents will be made available to you.