Early Years

We want to ensure that every child has the best possible start to their education and our curriculum strives to be responsive to, and builds upon, pupils’ individual strengths and interests. Our youngest pupils join Eden class where they access a fun and stimulating curriculum which centres around prime and specific areas of learning.

The three prime areas of learning are (also known as key skills) :

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development

The four specific areas of learning are:

  • Mathematics
  • Literacy
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

RE is incorporated into the area of Understanding the World through the aspect of People and Communities and is also delivered through assemblies.

All pupils have individual targets relating to their EHCP and these are taught through 1-1, small group and whole class teaching opportunities. Many of these targets will relate to ‘learning to learn’ skills, developing pupils abilities to wait, turn take, engage and attend to adult led tasks. The curriculum in Eden is holistic and is delivered through termly topics and engaging play-based activities which endeavour to enable pupils to achieve their learning outcomes and make progress (cognitively, socially, physically and emotionally).

Our relationship with parents and carers is important to us and through our approach to home learning, we work together to support pupils to generalise their skills and knowledge between settings. For example, school will provide workshops, webinars and resources for home, (such as a now and next board) in order to implement tried and tested strategies in the home which support a child’s communication or behaviour.

We recognise however, that our pupils have their own individual learning needs and are supported to access to a holistic curriculum which endeavours to meet their full potential cognitively, socially, physically and emotionally. This may include accessing aspects of our wider curriculum e.g. rebound, multi-sensory learning or physical development activities.

You can find out more about the EYFS curriculum by clicking on the tabs below.

Pupil outside with teacher playing with toy bricks

“The curriculum, its delivery and, above all the staff at all levels have been exemplary”

EYFS Pupils outside in play area