School Curriculum

At St Mary’s the children learn through play following the Early Years Foundation Stage (2014),which gives guidance from birth until Key Stage 1 at school.  Throughout their time at St. Marys, each child’s progress is assessed on an individual basis.

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Information regarding the Early Years Foundation Stage can be found by following this link.  https://www.gov.uk/early-years-foundation-stage

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Developing independence and confidence
  • Learning to share and respect others
  • Understanding right and wrong

Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy

  • Familiarity and confidence with numbers
  • Recognition of shapes, pattern and sequence
  • Using mathematical language such as bigger/smaller
  • Problem solving

Physical Development

  • Confidence, control and coordination
  • Use of small and large equipment
  • Knowledge of healthy routines
Communication and Language

  • Developing speaking and listening skills
  • Early reading and writing skills

Literacy

  • Interest in books and stories, joining in and remembering their favourites
  • Extending their vocabulary

Expressive arts and design

  • Learning to express ideas and feelings
  • Developing ideas of colour, shape and texture
  • Listening and responding

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

  • Hands on exploration
  • Asking questions and predicting answers
  • Looking at the world beyond their own personal experiences

Parents’ Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework  http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2014/08/EYFS_Parents_Guide-amended.pdf