Early Years Foundation Stage

Children joining our school will already have learnt a great deal and they come to us with differing experiences and prior learning. Establishing partnerships between families and schools underpins future learning. Children are supported to become independent and to develop a love of learning. Children will develop their learning through individualised, carefully planned, meaningful learning opportunities. We provide a safe, supportive and inviting environment, where children are encouraged to be enthusiastic learners.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) applies to children from birth to the end of the academic year in which a child has their fifth birthday. At Knowles Primary School, all Foundation children are admitted in the September of the school year in which they are five.

Foundation Stage Aims

We aim to support, foster, promote and develop children’s;

  • Independence – both physically and intellectually
  • Personal, social and emotional well-being
  • Positive attitudes and dispositions towards learning
  • Social skills
  • Speaking and listening
  • Attention skills and persistence
  • Language for communication
  • Reading and writing
  • Mathematics
  • Knowledge and understanding of the world
  • Physical development
  • Creative development
  • Play

We follow the Government’s EYFS development matters 2012 guidelines and Early Years outcomes 2013,  For more information view the policy below.