Our foundation stage has one classroom with its own outdoor provision, as well as a large outdoor area, which is shared. All our learning environments are organised to allow children to explore and learn securely and safely. There are areas where the children can be active, interact with nature, develop physically or be quiet and rest.
Throughout nursery and reception children’s knowledge, understanding, skills and achievements are assessed and tracked using the developmental stages set out in the document ‘Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)’.
We believe that all parents have an important role to play in the education of their child. We recognise the role that parents have played, and their future role, in educating the children. We complete a ‘Wow of the Week!’ book, which enables pupils to share with parents those special developmental moments that happen in school.
Children learn best when they are healthy, safe and secure, when their individual needs are met, and when they have positive relationships with the adults caring for them. At Highfurlong, we aim to do our very best for our youngest pupils, as they are the seeds of the future.
Key Stage 1
Key Stage 1 follow an age appropriate curriculum which is personalised to suit their needs. This may include the EYFS Framework and it may include the national curriculum depending on the needs of the individual child. The curriculum is delivered in an exciting and sensory manner which helps our children to develop their individual personalities, skills and interests. Our Key Stage 1 curriculum helps our children to have fun and enjoy their learning through participating in meaningful activities.