Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 at Beverley School.

At Beverley School we have a Nursery class where pupils attend for three full days each week with one class teacher and 3 Specialist Teaching Assistants (STAs). Prior to starting our Nursery, staff visit each pupil at home and in their current education placement, to ensure a smooth transition into school. During that Nursery year, a request is made to the Local Authority to carry out an assessment for an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP). Various professionals and parents are involved in this process. School placement is also discussed and some Nursery pupils maybe offered a full time school placement at Beverley School if this is appropriate.

Our reception class, has one teacher and three STAs. Pupils have access to a range of structured indoor and outdoor play activities which support their development. The next class is within our early Years provision has pupils who are in Year 1 and Year 2 (KS1).

These first three classes often work together on specific lessons and activities across the week. Our teachers plan a range of exciting shared experiences for the pupils broadening their opportunities for collaborative learning.

Children in our Nursery, Reception and KS1 Class follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum. Children who successfully complete EYFS during KS1 progress onto the National Curriculum. All learning is delivered through the following seven strands:

The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum creates a structure that enables children to work through the various strands at an individual pace. Development Matters assessments are carried out with our pupils giving us a bench mark level at the beginning of the academic year and then ongoing assessment are carried out to track their progress across the year. ‘P Levels’ are also used as a bench mark assessment and again as a summative assessment at the end of the year. Individual progress within Year 1 and Year 2 can also be tracked using our bespoke rainbow tracking assessment against the National Curriculum.

https://www.early-education.org.uk/development-matters [Development Matters was produced by Early Education with support from the Department for Education. It is non-statutory guidance which supports all those working in early childhood education settings to implement the requirements of the Statutory Framework for the EYFS.]

For more Parents information on EYFS expectations follow the link http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2015/09/4Children_ParentsGuide_Sept_2015v4WEB1.pdf

The EYFS curriculum at Beverley School is delivered through a selection of topics with creative and inspiring themes. It is supported by a wide range of enrichment activities including off site visits, specialist visitors into school and concrete hands on activities. Examples of activities include: visiting the fire station, local parks, beach and shops.

Children have access to the full range of subjects within the National Curriculum including Religious Education. The Scheme of Work (SoW) for EYFS is shown below.

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Class 1SH (N2)

 

All about me

Senses

Colour

Light and Sound

Toys

Forces

Animals

Nature

People who help us

Materials

Summer

Changes

Class 1SB (R)

 

All about me

Senses

Colour

Light and Sound

Toys

Forces

Animals

Nature

People who help us

Materials

Summer

Changes

Class 1JT (Y1/2)

 

All about me

Senses

Colour

Light and Sound

Toys

Forces

Animals

Nature

People who help us

Materials

Summer

Changes

 

All pupils are considered as individuals and individual learning activities are planned to reflect a pupil’s abilities and specialist needs.

EYFS and Key Stage 1 curriculum is supplemented by specific whole school activities for example; Beverley School Lumiere where pupils worked in classes to build artwork and structures for our night time family open evening; STEM week (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) where all classes worked on activities for a shared “Crystal Maze” challenge; Interactive family ICT workshop evening: Enterprise Fairs and Christmas Productions. We have annual Sports Days in the Summer Term when we invite Parents into share the fun.

Shared primary department events take place throughout the year where pupils and staff are encouraged to work together on activities such as Parents open mornings where parents are invited to visit school and take part with their child’s learning. Reading events where parents come into school to share books in their child’s class.

EYFS Prime Areas (please click links below for further information)

Specific Areas of Learning  (please click links below for further information)