At Emersons Green we are committed to providing opportunities for all children to engage with the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and secure solid foundations from which to build upon throughout their education. Our children will develop physically, verbally, cognitively and emotionally whilst embedding a positive attitude to school and lifelong learning.
Our young learners will have access to a varied range of high quality experiences from which to stimulate their creativity, curiosity and love of learning including from different cultures & places, periods in time, and most importantly their individual starting points and interests.
Our aims are to …
EYFS and Our Core Values
Communication, Accessibility and Diversity underpin all we do at Emersons Green and this is no exception in Early Years
Communication – In our school children communicate in many different ways and we want to ensure we communicate the curriculum using a variety of approaches and also ensure that children can communicate their views and understanding. Makaton and Braille is used to support this and communication aids are programmed with the relevant vocabulary. This vocabulary has been built into each unit of work to ensure a consistency of language across the school and EYFS is no different. However, how we develop the language and technical vocabulary in early years is different; through daily use in both play and direct teaching, clearly displaying it in the learning environments with adults referring to it as they slide into children’s learning, encouraging the children to use the correct vocabulary in their discussions, idea sharing / exploring and their evaluations.
Accessibility – our curriculum is fully inclusive and our highly skilled staff support all children in accessing the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum; this involves adapting it and the pace it is taught to meet the needs of individuals through;
Structured questions; pre-teaching of technical vocabulary; adaptations of equipment; adaptations of resources; considering scale; use of real life objects.
Diversity – for us it is simple: every child has a right to provision that enables them to develop their personality, abilities and talents irrespective of ethnicity, culture, religion, home language, family background, learning difficulties, disabilities or gender. Any images, names and examples used will reflect and draw on the diversity of the local and world community.