Early Years Foundation Stage
At NCPS we are absolutely dedicated to the success of all of our children. We know that our children, families and carers are amazing and deserve nothing but the best during their time with us. In EYFS we want to inspire children through a well-planned and immersive curriculum, ensuring that children are happy and eager to learn and are imaginative, curious and independent learners. Teaching and learning in the EYFS aims to:
The EYFS framework includes seven areas of learning and development, all of which are important. There are three prime areas, which are the building blocks of good learning and support the four other more specific areas of the curriculum.
The Prime areas are:
The Specific areas are:
Characteristics of Effective Learning
The EYFS also includes the Characteristics of Effective Learning. These help us to know HOW each child learns. These characteristics are regularly assessed through observations and planned for throughout the EYFS. The Characteristics of Effective Learning are celebrated through our weekly assembly and in the process praise that we give to the children during their learning. We often talk about them in our Home-talk newsletters that are sent home to parents and carers.
The three characteristics are:
Ultimately it is our mission to ensure that every child and family in our care feels part of a strong community; valued, important and able to learn. We want our children to ask questions and challenge us, to wonder about the world around them and to take meaningful risks in their learning. We want our children, families and carers to move forwards into the world with a sense of determination and vigour and a belief in the transforming power of communities.
Play Based Learning
Transition Into EYFS September 2020
Follow the link below for introduction videos of our amazing EYFS staff and for helpful guidance regarding your child's transition into EYFS this September
Any parent or carer who would like to be part of our Big Bedtime Read; please let us know! We would love it if any dads or grandads would like to read us a story! Thank you.
Mental Health - Tips for Talking for Parents and Carers
You're never too young to talk mental health! Important guidance for parents on how to handle children emotional wellbeing!
Click the below link to find out more information.
Reception had a fantastic time when Phil and his creepy crawlies came to visit us on Friday 21st June 2019. We met a hissing cockroach, a tenrec from Madagascar, a giant African land snail, a snake and a Chillean tarantula called Rose.
We all got to handle one of the creatures and we were so inspired by Phil and his enthusiasm for his creepy friends! We learned that some face creams are made from snails - oh no! We learned that a cockroach can live for 15 days without it's head and we learned that if you make a tarantula angry she shoots you with spiky hairs from her bottom! Thank goodness Rose the tarantula did not get angry with us! We told Phil that we knew earthworms had five hearts and he was very impressed.
We cleaned our hands with special anti-bacterial soap at the end to make sure we were nice and clean. We can't thank Phil enough and we can't wait to see him again next year! Look out for creepy crawlies in your garden!
Stay & Play
Thursday 23rd May 2019, Reception welcomed our parents and carers for a fantastic stay and play. We explored together and had lots of fun making butterflyblife cycles, worms and biscuit mini beasts. Thank you for coming, see you next time.