Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Policy

Please click here to download the PDF EYFS Policy March 2019

Welcome to Early Years Foundation Stage

At Davidson Primary Academy, over the course of the year, we continue to work towards the Early Learning Goals outlined in the ‘Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage’ which all nurseries, playgroups and school reception classes have to follow. We work tirelessly to prepare the children for the start of the National Curriculum work in Year One.

We provide learning opportunities in 7 areas, Personal, Social and Emotional development, Literacy, Mathematics, Physical development, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design. We approach all aspects of the learning we have to cover through play. Research shows that play is the main way that children learn throughout early childhood.
Through play the children investigate and explore unknown situations.They learn to develop friendships and how to foster positive relationships. They also learn to explore their surroundings and take risks in a safe environment.
Phonics is taught through daily discrete lessons in both Early Years Foundation Stage and in Key Stage 1. Phonics for reading and writing is taught explicitly, as well as across the curriculum so that pupils regularly practise applying their phonic knowledge and skills. Pupils learn sets of sounds, spelling rules, blending for reading and segmenting for writing, following 2007 publication from the DfE ‘Letter & Sounds’.
Our aim is to enable children to become fluent readers, to communicate effectively in speech and writing and to have the ability to use their skills in all areas of the curriculum. We want pupils to develop the ability to write clearly, fluently and quickly as well as having the ability to read, understand and respond to all types of writing.
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