EYFS Curriculum

                                                 

At Northway, staff and pupils have carefully designed and developed the EYFS curriculum over a series of years. It is packed with engaging and stimulating topics that capture and captivate all learning styles. Each topic has evolved year on year and we actively seek the pupil’s ideas to ensure optimal learning opportunities. We appreciate that each child is unique and therefore learning opportunities must be broad and varied.

Our curriculum develops skills across the 17 ELG’s in an exciting and interactive manner. The themes, within each topic, run deep into all of our teaching across the curriculum so that the children experience an immersion of knowledge and skills. We ensure that our provision enables pupils to develop their personalities, talents and abilities irrespective of ethnicity, culture or religion, home language, family background, learning difficulties, disabilities or gender. We seek to make the environment one that enables all pupils to experience rich learning opportunities through play and purposeful teaching. This is achieved through providing stimulating resources, relevant to all the children’s cultures and communities and support for all pupils to take risks and explore.

At the heart of our teaching, we promote creative and critical thinking. We teach children the value of learning to learn and the importance of the process not just the outcome. We foster and model positive and resilient attitudes towards learning. We celebrate success and teach children to focus on their positives and transform their failures into learning experiences.

In EYFS, children are taught reading and spelling in discrete phonics sessions, in a fun and creative way. The lessons are underpinned by the programme ‘Letters and Sounds’ but have been designed so children revisit the more complex sounds each term and in more complex words. They are discretely taught each sound and in Summer term, move to looking at ‘sound families’ to support their using of the correct spelling of a sound in a word.

We believe positive relationships are paramount to a successful learning environment. Children at Northway have a strong sense of belonging and are taught to be sensitive and responsive to each other’s needs. Through feeling valued, safe and secure we see pupils year on year ready to take risks, learn by experimentation and succeed with determination.

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Northway Primary School

Dodds Lane
Maghull
Merseyside
L31 9AA

Main Contact: Mrs C Booth

Tel: 0151-526-2565
Fax: 0151-526-6303
admin.northway@schools.sefton.gov.uk