Welcome to the EYFS Home Page
At Oxford Gardens our Early Years Foundation Stage aims to give the best possible start to all children by providing a strong foundation for learning, a safe environment and exciting opportunities. In Oxford Gardens we are experienced at supporting children learning English as a second language. Every child is valued for who they are, and their differences are appreciated whatever their culture, ethnic background and personality. Our EYFS, or ‘Incredible Years’, focuses on putting the children at the centre of their learning. In close partnership with our families, we aim to build on previous learning, respond to children’s individual needs and provide an environment where the children can become resilient, independent, confident, active and innovative learners.
Through our topics and teaching our staff will promote opportunities that will allow the children to gain lifelong skills and prepare them for future successes. We aim to provide teaching and learning experiences, indoors and outdoors, of the highest quality to help our children progress.
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and work towards the Early Learning Goals.
These Early Learning Goals are divided up into 7 areas of learning and development.
- Communication and Language
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Understanding of the world
- Expressive Art and Design
The children learn in these areas by activities set up for ‘free flow’ when the children can choose to do their learning inside or outside. OGPS Early Years has a vast and engaging outdoor area to support our young children who learn predominantly through sensory and physical experiences. They will also have whole class carpet sessions every day. Children in our Early Years learn through playing and exploring, being active and through creative and critical thinking. In our ‘Incredible Years’ children have opportunities to go on trips and outings providing rich learning experiences, which promote enjoyment of the natural environment and a healthy lifestyle.