INTENT - St John's EYFS curriculum intends to...
- provide a Catholic setting in which all children can grow in understanding, acquiring valuable skills, attitudes and values.
- foster a growth of commitment to the love and service of Christ through the teaching and practices of the Catholic Church.
- educate the whole child; assisting in the formation of happy, confident, caring, responsible citizens who know themselves and the world in which they live.
- shape today's children to meet tomorrow's challenges in an ever changing world.
- address the requirements of the EYFS by adequately resourcing curriculum areas and creating a wide range of learning opportunities.
- strive for the highest possible standards of behaviour and all-round achievement.
IMPLEMENTATION - St John's EYFS curriculum is implemented through...
- careful mapping of the requirements of the EYFS through meaningful and exciting units of learning.
- structured sequences of teaching which build upon children’s prior experiences, knowledge and skills whilst introducing new ideas, vocabulary and concepts in a timely way.
- a flexible approach allowing for children’s needs and motivations.
- a balance of adult-led and child-led learning.
- the opportunity for skills and knowledge to be embedded and revisited.
- careful ongoing assessment ensuring we respond to the needs of our children.
- an active, play based approach to learning – exploration of ideas and problem solving.
- an environment that supports learning and independence both indoors and outdoors.
- knowledgeable staff who plan next steps for children and develop positive characteristics of learning.
- opportunities for learning beyond the classroom – strong links with home, other educational partners and the local community.
IMPACT - We want children to leave EYFS...
- beginning to have an understanding of the teachings of Jesus.
- realising their potential on the EYFS profile.
- as engaged, confident and happy learners who approach challenges with determination and resilience asking for help when necessary.
- as polite, friendly and caring members of the class.
- having developed and secured a range of skills across the curriculum.
- having developed greater independence and self-awareness.