Welcome to Hunnyhill Primary Schools’ Early Years Foundation Stage. We currently have two classes. Mrs Cowell teaches Guernsey Class and Miss Thompson teaches Jersey Class. These classes are located next to each other and joined by an interconnecting door. Although each child is registered to a specific teacher and their adult led session will be taught by their class teacher, they are able to explore both classrooms freely throughout the day.

Our Day

For information on our school day in early years, please click here.

Early Learning Goals

By the end of the academic year it is a national expectation that every child will reach the Early Learning Goal for every area of learning. These can be seen in more detail below.

Personal, social and emotional development involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.  (Statuary framework for The Early Year’s Foundation Stage 2014, p.8)The children are developing these skills when they …

  • comfort another children who is upset.
  • a child tries an activity they have never done before such as climbing up the ladder.
  • talk about how they could share the bike by having a go each.

Communication and language development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations. (Statuary framework for the early year’s foundation stage 2014, p.8)The children are developing these skills when they …

  • ask or answer questions related to the story they have just had read to them.
  • answer how or why questions e.g. why has the ice melted?
  • talk about their weekend using the correct tenses.

Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food. (Statuary framework for the early year’s foundation stage 2014, p.8)The children are developing these skills when they …

  • hop confidently along a wooden gymnastic bench
  • use a pencil to form recognisable letters
  • talk about the benefits of eating fruit and vegetables.

Literacy development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest. (Statuary framework for The Early Year’s Foundation Stage 2014, p.8)The children are developing these skills when they …

  • read and understand an instruction given in a recipe.
  • use their phonic knowledge to write a label their spaceship.

Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures. (Statuary framework for The Early Year’s Foundation Stage 2014, p.8)The children are developing these skills when they …

  • order number tiles from 1 -20.
  • recognise, create and describe patterns.

Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment. (Statuary framework for The Early Year’s Foundation Stage 2014, p.8)The children are developing these skills when they …

  • talk about the differences between an English new year and a Chinese new year.
  • notices and can explain the magnet only sticks to some things made out of metal.
  • can complete a phonics game on the computer.

Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology. (Statuary framework for The Early Year’s Foundation Stage 2014, p.8)The children are developing these skills when they …

  • mix the blue and yellow to get green then use it to paint a tree.
  • make up a dance to their favourite song.

Our Curriculum

In Early Years (formally known as Reception) we follow The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. This runs from birth to the end of Reception year and therefore is a continuation of the curriculum your child was working on when they were at nursery.

The children’s development in each area of learning will occur through a mixture of adult led activities and child initiated play. Both the adult led activities and the play are planned, purposeful and follow the interests and developmental needs of each child. As the children grow older, and as their development allows, there will be a gradually shift towards more activities being led by adults. This is to help children prepare for the more formal learning in Year 1.

 

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