Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
At Lawn Primary School, we deliver a curriculum based on the framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. This describes the seven areas of learning and development which "must be implemented through planned, purposeful play".
The framework also states that "Practitioners must respond to each child's emerging needs and interests, guiding their development through warm, positive interactions".
We have a fantastic team of adults who put this into practice every day.
In addition the framework describes "Three characteristics of effective teaching and learning .....playing and exploring ....active learning ....and creating and thinking critically". These describe exactly the approach we take to learning in Early Years at Lawn Primary School. Throughout the year, the children play, make friends, develop and learn. They have great fun, exploring and creating, indoor and outdoors. They gain independence and confidence and their natural curiosity is encouraged at all times.
Click on the link below for the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum
Click on the link below for a helpful guide for parents
Planning in the Moment
At Lawn Primary School, we value the importance of child led learning. Planning 'in the moment' is all about seizing the moment for children to progress in their learning, whilst following their own interests. Based on what the children are already deeply involved in, this way of planning relies on our skilled practitioners to use quality interactions to draw out the children's knowledge and build on it there and then (In the Moment).
We observe the children in their play and look out for 'teachable moments' (moments during play which provides an opportunity for a practitioner to teach the child) which we then act upon in order to ensure the children progress.