At West Rainton Primary School, we absolutely adore the early years! We are confident that we provide a well-balanced, wholesome education for our very youngest pupils. The EYFS is a wonderful part of school, which prepares our pupils well for their future. Every child deserves the very best start in life and we are committed to ensuring that this is at the very heart of our learning experiences and provision at WRPS. There are three magic words that we believe are fundamental in every aspect of our learning…safe, secure and happy.
Leadership and intent of the EYFS at West Rainton
Our youngest pupils are extremely lucky to have two passionate, reflective leaders in the early years at West Rainton Primary School.
Please see full pen profile for subject leader here:
The content of our EYFS curriculum has been mapped out carefully, with an ethos of ever-evolving change at the heart of the curriculum. It seeks to provide:
- quality and consistency in our setting, so that every child makes good progress and no child gets left behind.
- a secure foundation through learning and development opportunities which are planned around the needs and interests of each individual child and are assessed and reviewed regularly.
- partnership working between practitioners and with parents and/or carers
- equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice, ensuring that every child is included and supported
How the EYFS is embraced at West Rainton
At West Rainton Primary School, we believe that every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured when supported appropriately. We aim for our children to learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships. Also, we know that children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers. In addition to this, we have a good understanding of the fact that children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities. Through everything that we do, we fully embrace the inclusive practice that is already highly commended at WRPS, through accolades such as being an inclusive ‘Centre of Excellence’ school. Our children with additional needs are planned for very carefully, and we ensure that these children are able to access an appropriate curriculum in the early years for them. This is in partnership with our school SENDCo, Mrs Firth, who has lots of experience of supporting children in the early years.
The children in our early years classrooms experience a balance of child initiated and adult led tasks, adapted to meet the needs and wants of our very youngest pupils.
We are absolutely thrilled to have 2 year old provision, which is a fantastic experience for our pupils, as well as 3-4 year old provision, including 30 hours for pupils who qualify.
The impact of the EYFS at West Rainton
At West Rainton, we believe that we provide wholesome, exciting experiences and resources for pupils, in both our indoor and outdoor classrooms. Through this provision, we are giving our wonderful pupils the tools and experiences that they need to develop into keen learners.
The skills learnt within the EYFS are a vital part of future life, and are the fundamentals for the National Curriculum. It should never be underestimated how much difference the early years makes to a school as it is vital that young children explore and find out about the world around them for themselves before the more formal structure of the National Curriculum.
Please see EYFS policies here: