The EYFS Curriculum - an overview
Learning at The Orion begins when children are aged 2, 3, and 4 years-old. Our youngest pupils develop a love of learning through inspiring topics and engaging daily experiences. Our teaching and learning is organised to make a developmental difference to each child. The focus is on core skills; personal, social and emotional development; communication and language; early literacy; cognition; problem solving and mathematics; physical development and self-care; widening knowledge, skills and horizons; and ensuring all children can access our curriculum. Play based learning is supplemented with small group and individual teaching. At the end of the Reception year, children have a great foundation for the next stage of their learning.
Our curriculum meets the requirements of the EYFS and the educational programmes. We use ‘Development Matters’ to guide our own curriculum as well as our knowledge of the Characteristics of Learning. The Curricular Goals we have created our adaptable to the particular children on roll. They provide an overview of many of the different things we would like children to know and be able to do and are regularly shared with parents throughout the year. They are ambitious and we offer scaffolding and extra support to help every children access the curriculum and to ensure they make progress through it.