Early Years Foundation Stage
We are extremely proud of the highly creative and inspiring curriculum we have here a Mexborough St John's.
We provide a broad and balanced curriculum which also promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of every child. Our curriculum is planned according to the statutory guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage. Our belief is that learning should begin with curiosity or a question allowing time for children’s thinking and freedom to act according to their ideas. Teachers plan ‘Wow’ moments in order to engage and inspire young minds. For example, children might discover giant’s footprints, receive letters from tiny elves, and meet all kinds of creatures during their time with us. With this in mind, our aim is to offer provision that is rich in possibilities providing children with learning environments of enquiry and discovery. We believe children should be given the time to explore their own interests and question their feelings in order to search further and take time to revisit. Skills of both independence and teamwork are constantly encouraged and developed. We value creative expression and believe that every child is rich in potential. No two children are the same, nor will they ever have the chance to be three, four, five, six and seven again. Their time with us is precious. By giving children many varied opportunities to express themselves, using their imagination, our aim is to make the ‘invisible’, visible.
At Mexborough St John's we encourage all of our children to believe that they are readers and writers. Our classroom Literacy areas such as Role Play and Reading and Writing stations are topic themed and aim to engage all genders and abilities to be independent readers and writers. Children are given a purpose to write. They read print in the environment and write labels and captions that mean something to them. Planning is carefully considered to include exciting hooks into learning and then adjusted to follow the interest and progress needs of each child.
We believe maths is a necessary life skill and we aim to provide a maths education which fosters firm foundations for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically and above all a sense of enjoyment, love for and curiosity about the subject. We follow the programmes of study for the EYFS curriculum. Connections are made across all mathematical ideas in order to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving problems.