In the Early Years Foundation Stage at Yewdale Primary School we aim to:

  • Provide a caring, nurturing, positive and exciting learning environment which allows children to develop to their full potential.
  • Provide an inclusive link with home and school to allow secure relationships and parental engagement ensuring a positive two-way relationship.
  • Deliver a curriculum for all, that considers each child’s existing knowledge and experiences. Providing children with knowledge, skills, hands on experiences in a holistic way that embeds learning.
  • Enable children to develop characteristics of effective learning which will enable them to become independent, resourceful and resilient learners now and throughout their education.
  • Develop learners who are responsible, respectful and resilient, through continued modelling of the appropriate behaviours.
  • Create a well-structured but flexible play-based curriculum that engages and motivates our children, incorporating and valuing their ideas.
  • Enable each child, through encouragement and high expectation, to develop, to the full, socially, physically, intellectually and emotionally.