EYFS statement of intent
At Drayton Community Primary School we believe that every child has a right to a broad and balanced curriculum that recognises and values them as individuals, whilst having high expectations we aim to ensure every child reaches their full potential in learning and life. Our school values are entwined in our expectations and interactions. We strongly believe that all adults act as role models and we place high expectations on all members of our community.
In our Early Years phase we understand that the secure foundation we intend to provide children with enables them to succeed in their future learning because their foundations are rooted in knowledge, awareness, understanding and skill. We acknowledge that children flourish and thrive when they feel safe, secure and their physical and emotional needs are met. Due to this our intent is that children’s first experiences of our school and learning should be positive, hands on, engaging and built on mutual respect to enable them to develop a longing for learning. Their time will be steeped in memorable experiences, cross curricular links, and celebrations of success and individuality.
Our knowledge based curriculum intends to shape children into developing an inquisitive mind, a curiosity of the world and admiring the awe and wonder of learning. Our themes throughout the year are developed by acknowledging children’s prior learning experiences, an awareness of their interests and links to key concepts that will be explored throughout their learning journey at Drayton and in life.
It is our intent that our highly skilled, confident practitioners work collaboratively with the children to create warm, welcoming, stimulating learning environments. These will provide all children with well thought out, relevant learning experiences. These learning experiences will reflect the children’s interests, next steps and enrich the broad curriculum that we offer. The learning environments, both inside and out, are enhanced to reflect the ever changing needs of our children, as well as linking to current interests and learning focuses; these will be enriched further with visitors, trips and forest school experiences.
Throughout our children’s time in the Early Years phase it is our intention that children will leave with a strong sense of belonging in our school community, skilled and eager to embrace the changes and challenges ahead. We aim that our children will be happy, confident and skilled communicators with a thirst for knowledge and a passion for lifelong learning which in turn will enable them to develop into independent, kind, considerate and active members of a diverse community ready to strive and succeed in our ever changing world.