EYFS at Langafel
Our Early Years Foundation stage comprises of two small classes which share a large open plan classroom space. In the EYFS at Langafel we observe and engage with our children to enable learning to take place through topics which are relevant to the children’s interests. This ensures maximum engagement from the children.
Learning within the foundation stage takes place through short whole class sessions, small group sessions and through child-initiated learning where the children develop their confidence and ability to be independent learners whilst making choices about how and what they learn and engage in.
We track and celebrate our children’s learning and progress using Tapestry – an online learning journal. We believe in parents’ as partners and Tapestry enables parents to receive regular updates on their child’s progress and interests as well as providing a platform for them to share their own evidence of their child’s learning.
We encourage parental involvement by inviting parents to attend ‘stay and play’ and story sessions throughout the year allowing you to be an active partner in your child’s EYFS learning Journey.
In Early Years the children take part in a once weekly PE session in addition to developing their physical skills as part of their child initiated learning each day.
The children also participate in a once weekly forest school session from term 2. This session fits in perfectly with the over- arching themes and principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum that we follow. It allows the children to develop their confidence and independence and to learn to take and manage risk in a safe environment.
If you would like to know more about the components of the curriculum the children follow then the full government documents for both the statutory and non-statutory elements can be accessed here by clicking the links:
Early years foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Guidance overview: Development Matters - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
From September 2021 all children in the UK complete the Reception Baseline Assessment within the first 6 weeks of starting school. This comprises of a series of yes/no answer questions and is completed on an individual basis with the class teacher. Further information about this assessment can be accessed here: