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The Early Years Foundation Stage at Broad Oak aims to provide a safe and secure environment for our children in which they can learn and reach their full potential. Within the EYFS, we provide rich first hand learning experiences which follow the children’s interests through open ended topics, both indoors and outdoors. 

We create CURIOUS, independent and resilient learners through providing children with opportunities to problem solve and take risks. Regular WOW moments are carefully planned for to develop basic, advanced and intricate vocabulary.

Foundation Stage Curriculum

The children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage framework (EYFS).  Your child will be engaged in a variety of activities, providing a balanced and stimulating CURIOSITY curriculum which will develop each child's potential. We develop children’s interests through observation whilst they are using the continuous provision this in turn informs our planning.





There are three prime areas and four specific areas of learning in the Foundation Stage Framework curriculum:-

Prime Areas

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSE)
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development.

In the Prime Areas, the children learn to:

  • Share, take turns and develop respect for each other.
  • Make friends and become confident independent learners.
  • Behave appropriately when playing with others.
  • Listen to others and understand spoken language to enable children to follow instructions correctly.
  • Learn new words rapidly, use them in conversations and develop their own narratives and explanations.
  • Join in conversations with adults and children.
  • Develop control of their bodies using both large scale movements such as running and jumping and small scale movements such as holding pencils and using scissors.

Specific Areas

  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • Understanding of the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design.

In the Specific Areas, the children learn to:-

  • Enjoy sharing books and stories with adults and friends.
  • Begin to read simple sentences using phonic knowledge to decode regular words.
  • Draw, make marks, write letters, words and simple sentences.
  • Count accurately groups of objects and recognise numerals.
  • Add, subtract and problem solve during practical activities.
  • Use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, distance, time, money and shape.
  • Look closely at how things work, why things happen, living things and the natural world.
  • Use ICT equipment
  • Be imaginative, sing songs, dance and create fantastic models, drawings, paintings and stories.

At Broad Oak, we have an open door policy and we value the contributions that parents/carers make to support our children’s  learning. We use Tapestry (an online learning journal) to share and celebrate children’s achievements and parents are actively encouraged to contribute through this platform at home.

'The Broad Oak Family'
Here at Broad Oak, we pride ourselves on the nurturing family environment we create for our children. Reflected in this are our School Values, which we encourage our children to strive for and achieve during their time with us.
Friendship- I am caring and kind to other people.
Aspiration- I aim high.
Mutual Respect- I treat everyone equally and fairly.
Independence- I think for myself and make my own decisions.
Learning together- I learn and grow as part of a team.
You can do it attitude- I never give up, even when it gets tough.