Early Years Foundation Stage

Drayton Infant School Curriculum Intent for EYFS

Our EYFS curriculum aim to provide opportunities for our children to develop as independent, confident, successful learner with high aspirations who know how to make a positive contribution to their community and wider society.

Our goal is to ensure that all children are happy and engaged. We will support them to fulfil their true potential.

Through our child-led curriculum, we provide an environment that allows each child to display high levels of concentration, creativity, energy and persistence. The rationale behind this is that high levels of well-being and involvement lead to high levels of child development and indicate deep level learning. We use the Power of Reading texts and approach to underpin our approach to learning. Wherever possible, we use first hand experiences and starting points to engage the children from the beginning.

We believe that children need rich opportunities to initiate ideas and activities so that they develop the learning characteristics that will support lifelong learning. Every year we adapt our curriculum and provision to provide a rich range of activities that cover all of the seven areas of learning and development and provide opportunities for child led learning. We use our observations to inform our planning and plan for the children’s next steps in their learning. We seek to provide a challenging curriculum through a balance of Adult Led and Child Led sessions, which is considered best practice for EYFS. This curriculum content should result in significant changes in a child’s learning capacity, leading to better outcomes in relationships and life in general.

Through the EYFS curriculum that we provide the children continually demonstrate their ability to;

  • play and explore
  • learn actively
  • create and think critically

We hope that all children will be inspired and motivated to actively participate in the curriculum: experiencing enjoyment and transitioning in Key Stage One with the confidence and character to meet the challenge of an ever changing world. Together, with the parents as partners, we celebrate the incredible journey that our children make in the Early Years.