Early Years Foundation Stage
“We need a curriculum that is: relevant to today’s needs, imaginative, creative, innovative and stimulating.
A curriculum that: engages all, develops pupil’s resilience as life-long learners and encourages our children to become partners in their own learning, independent thinkers, soaked like seeds to enable them to grow and mature not in water but in memorable moments.
A curriculum that will “help pupils to fulfil God's unique plan for each and every one of us."
Children who enter EYFS at St Simon’s develop physically, verbally, cognitively and emotionally whilst also embedding a positive attitude to school and a love of learning. We support children in their learning to acquire skills, knowledge and understanding through experience, awe and wonder and play. We create a learning environment and build relationships which support, enhance and invite a child’s curiosity, confidence and individual competency to flourish regardless of backgrounds, circumstances or needs. Our curriculum intends to give children memorable and inspiring experiences, opportunities and direct instruction that will motivate their learning and increase their engagement. A story book-centred curriculum is woven through all other areas of learning, building on children’s prior knowledge, and creating opportunities to develop the characteristics of effective learning. Our intention is to work collaboratively with parents and careers to develop lifelong learners who are independent thinkers who show resilience as they grow into confident, capable and unique individuals.