King Edward’s EYFS curriculum is a creative framework designed to promote and sustain a thirst for knowledge and understanding, develop transferable skills and a love of learning through an opportunity and vocabulary rich environment.
The development of children’s spoken language underpins all seven areas of learning and development. Our curriculum is carefully sequenced to help children to build their learning over time. We are passionate about providing opportunities for children to explore the world around them, be curious, try new things and experience awe and wonder.
We believe effective pedagogy is a mix of different approaches. Children learn through play, by adults modelling, by observing each other and through guided learning and direct teaching. Our staff carefully organise the enabling environments for high-quality play indoors and outdoors. We provide opportunities for children to develop their independent exploration. This is enjoyable and motivating.
We have high expectations for all children and work hard to ensure they develop the skills and knowledge to grow into respectful, independent and creative learners.
At King Edward, we pride ourselves in the relationships we build with our parents throughout their child's school life. We welcome all parents to our wonderful 'stay and play' sessions in F1 and 'early bird readers' sessions in F2. We hold regular parent meetings and drop in sessions to inform parents of how their child is learning at school.
Our aim is for children to leave EYFS as happy, imaginative, well-rounded children who have built up resilience to try and solve problems independently. We recognise the crucial role that Early Years education has to play in providing firm foundations upon which the rest of the child’s education is successfully based.