Early Years Foundation Stage
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 (Jan 2018) have graded our Early Years provision as Good.
“Children behave well because expectations are high but also because they control their own behaviour. They play well together; they are polite, listen to each other and take turns and help one another.”
“Teaching is good. Children make good progress, including disadvantaged children. An above-average proportion of them attain a good level of development, ensuring that they are suitably prepared for the next stage.”
“Children thrive when learning outside because teachers plan fun activities that engage and enthuse them, and extend their learning fully.”
Foundation Stage long term planning for predictable interests.
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