Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) at Littledean C of E Primary School, we want our children to be independent, active learners, to learn through play and exploration and think about their work critically, so that next time they know how to improve. The children carry out learning activities both indoors and outdoors, whatever the weather!

 The children experience adult led play, teacher directed tasks and child initiated play. The adults teach the children the skills and the children then transfer those skills to their chosen activities. Through staff interactions with the  children they can extend the activities to suit each child’s need and stage of development as we believe that each child is unique.

 Each child has their own Learning Journey on Tapestry, which will contain evidence of their learning experiences. Parents are encouraged to share information about their child’s progress, development and achievements.

Teaching our Children to Read
In the EYFS and Key Stage 1 we teach reading through Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised, which is a systematic synthetic phonics programme. Children in the Pre-School make a start to their reading journey through the Foundations for Phonics Programme. We start teaching phonics in Reception and follow the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised progression, which ensures children build on their growing knowledge of the alphabetic code, mastering phonics to read and spell as they move through school.
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