Early Years Foundation Stage
Our Vision Statement
At Pakefield Primary School we believe that young children are uniquely individual. They have the right to flourish in a nurturing environment within the school community. We aim to do this by inspiring curiosity and thinking through meaningful experiences.
At Pakefield we believe play is the young child’s tool for learning and is essential for children’s development, building their confidence as they learn to explore, to think about problems, take risks in their learning and relate to others.
Through play our children have the opportunity to think creatively alongside others while exploring skills of investigation, negotiation and problem solving.
Our staff respond to each child’s emerging needs and interests, guiding their development through warm, positive interactions. Providing opportunities for independent, as well as planned, learning within a rich and stimulating environment both indoors and out.
Children who leave our early years foundation stage are active learners and confident thinkers.
Ofsted (June 2014) said that:
"Progress made by children in the Early Years Foundation Stage is good because teaching is effective."
"Achievement of children in the Early Years Foundation Stage is good because teachers plan a wide range of stimulating tasks both inside and outside the classroom."
"Good use is made of the outdoor area to promote children’s learning. The amount and range of good-quality equipment to promote their learning capture the children’s interests so that they are motivated and progress well."