Early Years Foundation Stage

Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) at St. Michael’s Community Academy. Our provision provides a strong foundation for the children’s future learning which includes developing a positive attitude to learning. We strive to ensure that the children get the best possible start to their school life by utilising a fun, purposeful and engaging curriculum.

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We promote learning through play as we value its importance. Young children learn best when they explore and experience things first-hand, often in playful ways. Play is essential to development as it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children. It allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity and physical strength. Play is also important to healthy brain development as it enables children to learn about themselves, their environment and the world around them.

Learning and development opportunities are planned around each child’s needs and interests and regularly assessed and reviewed. Adults respond to individual needs and interests, and guide development through warm, positive interactions in an encouraging, stimulating and a well-resourced indoor and outdoor environment. Our team is experienced in supporting children to make the most of learning opportunities, whilst consistently challenging and extending learning through skilful interaction. The team sensitively scaffold, support and enhance the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding.

Throughout our EYFS, you will find happy learning environment where all children are encouraged to be as independent as possible. Children have daily access to well-planned stimulating learning environments, both indoors and outdoors. Our provision provides children with opportunities to be active and physical as well as quiet and reflective. If you would like to arrange a visit our wonderful setting, please contact the school office on (01270) 685685.


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