Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception & Nursery)

Our Vision for Foundation Stage at Parklands

At Parklands we strive to give the Foundation Stage (FS) children, both Nursery and Reception, the best possible start to their education. We aim to develop enthusiasm and excitement towards learning. To develop social skills, awareness, appreciation of others and also to develop each individuals self esteem ensuring that they each feel valued. In turn enabling them to become independent learners. We do this by following the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Foundation Stage

The Foundation Stage consists of the Nursery Class and the Reception class. We plan all learning against the Development Matters and provide exciting learning experiences which link to each child’s unique need.

We pride ourselves in observing and identifying each child’s accurate Next Step in each area of learning. These Next Steps form the basis of our daily plans and are regularly shared with parents.

Each Half Term we hold parent workshops. This is a time to celebrate learning and to share learning tips and any magic moments which have taken place at home.

The activities we provide are rich and fully engage the children as they are based around the children’s current interests. We also believe it is very important to provide stimulating environments both at school and through the use of planned visits or visitors to the school which reflect the current focus.

When it is time for the children to move into the Year 1 class spend quality time on transition. In turn both the adults and children are more than prepared to move into the next Key Stage.

Please see the documents below for further guidance.