Early Years Curriculum
At Beech Street Primary School we offer a curriculum rich in language and memorable experiences. We work hard to provide a stimulating environment that provides exciting opportunities, promotes challenge, exploration, adventure and a real love of learning. It is our intent that all children develop physically, verbally, cognitively and emotionally in an environment which promotes inclusion and values all cultures, communities and people.
We have high expectations for our children and aim for them to be confident independent learners, to believe in themselves and interact positively with others.
We understand that play is an integral part of learning and this is at the heart of our early years curriculum. We believe that the correct mix of adult directed and child initiated play ensures the best outcomes for pupils.
We recognise the crucial role that early year’s education has to play in providing firm foundations upon which the rest of a child’s education is successfully based and understand our role in preparing children for their next stage of learning. Warm, positive relationships between staff and children, consistent routines and strong relationships with parents and carers are also key.
Communication and Language and Literacy
Below are 2 examples of our quality rich texts in Nursery…Owl Babies and Kipper’s Toy box.
Some of our Early Years Children enjoying books and puppets in our school library.
At Beech Street Primary School we meet the welfare requirements as set out in the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage and actively safeguard and promote the welfare of all of our children.
Above are some of our high quality texts that we share and explore in Reception.
Our curriculum and its delivery ensure that all children, from their own starting points make good progress. Children in our early years, on average, arrive with much lower starting points than national. During their time with us children make good progress towards the national expectation for a good level of development at the end of the year. Pupils also make good progress toward their age-related expectations both academically and socially, developing a sense of themselves before transitioning into Year One.
Children develop their characteristics of learning and are able to apply their knowledge to a range of situations making links and explaining their ideas and understanding.
Children are confident to take risks and discuss their successes and failures with peers and adults drawing on their experiences to improve or adjust what they are doing.