At Longstone we give your child the best possible start to their education. Our expert Early Years staff nurture each child, to ignite a passion for learning and for life, to enable them to shine as they grow and develop throughout their time at Longstone School and beyond.
Each topic planned is included in the curriculum for very specific reasons building upon the prior learning of the children. We nurture all Reception children so that they are ready to smoothly transition into the KS1 curriculum. Each topic is synced in-line with the whole school four yearly topic cycles however EYFS topics do not last a specific amount of time but instead are led by the children and their inquisitive nature. All the topics have resources and activities ready to use in the enhanced provision.
Topics are introduced with a good quality storybook or age appropriate non – fiction text. Using books in this way teaches children that books and reading form the basis of all learning.
As a team we work extremely hard to create an indoor and outdoor learning environment that inspires the children and ignites a curiosity inside the children so that they are compelled to investigate, question and challenge themselves. The children can explore the different areas throughout the day and access a wide range of continuous provision opportunities incorporating sensory, physical, writing, number work and creative role play activities.
We want to provide our children with every opportunity to shine and to fulfil their potential and work on reaching the Early Learning Goals at the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage in readiness for a transition to Key Stage 1.