Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum
The Early Years Foundation Stage is the framework which sets the curriculum which all schools and early years’ providers must follow from birth to five years. At Langley Mill your child learns through play, in these seven areas of learning:
1.Personal, social and emotional development (PSED)
2.Physical development (PD)
3. Communication and language (CL)
4. Literacy (L)
5. Mathematics (M)
6. Understanding the world (UW)
7. Expressive arts and design (EAD)
More information can be found by following the link below:
In the Early Years Foundation Stage (nursery and reception) we focus on helping the children develop good attitudes for learning. Our activities are carefully planned to encourage children to become active learners by playing, exploring, creating and thinking. In our early years learning environments we meet the individual needs and interests of all our children by providing a balance between child-initiated learning, under the guidance of our staff, and activities that are planned and led by an adult.
The nursery and reception staff also follow the Cornerstones Curriculum, providing learning opportunities across all seven areas through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs). These creative and thematic projects are crafted and themed from children’s questions and the world around them, based on the four Cornerstones of learning: Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express. They are perfect for developing the early years characteristics of effective learning: Playing and Exploring, Active Learning and Creating and Thinking Critically.
Please take a look at the overviews of our early years foundation stage curriculum. For further information on the children’s learning throughout early years, please make an appointment to see your child’s class teacher or the Headteacher.
Key Stage One Curriculum
Key stage one is the legal term for the two years of schooling in maintained schools in England and Wales normally known as year one and year two, when pupils are aged between five and seven years. This key stage normally covers pupils during infant school, although in some cases this might form part of a first or primary school.
You can find more information about the key stage one programmes of study here:
At Langley Mill Church of England Infant School and Nursery we teach daily phonics, following the letters and sounds guidance, and daily maths, following White Rose maths planning. Other subjects are planned using the Cornerstones Curriculum (England). This is a broad and balanced, knowledge and skills based curriculum with a creative edge. It consists of themed interactive learning projects (ILPs) which are mapped to the current national curriculum. Suggested lessons are linked to skills and knowledge in the national curriculum programme of study. Every project features a weekly English plan that develops over the course of five days. Additionally, English is integral to all subjects, giving children the opportunity to use their reading, writing and language skills across the curriculum. All lessons are also mapped to social, moral, spiritual and cultural development (SMSC), which includes aspects of the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.
We have designed our key stage one curriculum with enthusiasm and pride, ensuring it meets the needs of the children and gives them the best opportunities to meet the requirements of the national curriculum, through engaging and exciting lessons. The key stage one curriculum is broad and balanced and we are dedicated to ensuring that through this curriculum, all of our children are able to maximise their true potential during their valuable time at our school.
Please take a look at the overviews below showing our full key stage one curriculum. We have also provided key performance indicators for English and Maths, showing age related expectations for children in years one and two in these core areas. For further information on the children’s learning, please make an appointment to see your child’s class teacher or the Headteacher.