Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)


At Meadow Primary school we aim to capture and sustain young children’s interests; to empower them to become motivated learners with a desire to continue learning; to help them take their first educational steps positively and to meet the wider world of education with confidence.

Aims of the EYFS:

  • To make the child’s first experience of school happy, positive and fun.
  • To ensure that all children feel secure and valued.
  • To provide a broad and balanced curriculum by well planned activities and lessons covering the six areas of learning of the Foundation Stage.
  • To provide a rich and varied indoor and outdoor learning environment
  • To establish positive relationships with parents.
  • To foster love of learning, enquiring minds and the ability to discuss, adapt and negotiate.
  • To value children’s interests providing a balance of direct teaching and child initiated activities.
  • To make careful observations and set targets to support and extend the children’s learning appropriately.
  • To help children develop self-control and to respect the feelings, needs, cultures and abilities of others.
  • To develop key skills in early, communication literacy and numeracy that will prepare young children for Key Stage 1 of the National Curriculum.
  • To ensure that children with special educational needs are identified and receive appropriate support.

Early Years Foundation Stage Policy

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