EYFS

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At Kippax Greenfield Primary School, our vision is to nurture children’s natural enthusiasm to learn in a safe, caring and stimulating environment where they can become inquirers.

By understanding what our children already know, we inspire learning through a balance of direct teaching, group activities and excellent play opportunities with a passion for bringing a rich and varied curriculum to life. Every child is unique and should be treated so allowing them the opportunity to develop and learn.

Thoughtfully planned learning opportunities aim to lead the children towards self-motivation and challenge, resilience, open mindedness and reflection. We are committed to working in partnership with parents and carers in order to give our children the best possible start to their school life.

In demonstrating care, respect for others and for themselves, the children will develop an attitude that will ensure their well-being now and success in the future.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) applies to children from birth to the end of the Reception year. In our school all children join us on a short, phased introduction at the beginning of the school year in which they are five. (F2) We have children join our school from up to 10 nurseries so the first few weeks are spent building good relationships, developing classroom routines and understanding what our children already know. 

The EYFS is based upon four principles:

  • every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured;
  • children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships;
  • children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers;
  • children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates.
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