Foundation Stage

Early Years Foundation Stage at RPS

Building independence and curiosity through play-based learning.

Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) at Ranches Primary School! The EYFS is a comprehensive, play-based educational framework designed for children between the ages of 3 and 5 years old. In some other school systems, this stage might be referred to as preschool or kindergarten. At RPS, we aim to provide a nurturing and engaging environment that fosters a love for learning and encourages the holistic development of our pupils, ensuring they build a solid foundation for their future academic journey.

EYFS Educational Approach

Learning on their terms by exploring, experimenting, and discovering.

Our educational approach in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) revolves around a play-based, child-led methodology. This strategy values exploration, experimentation, and self-led discovery as key drivers of learning, fostering creativity, imagination, and critical thinking skills. By cultivating a love of learning in these formative years, we lay the foundation for a lifelong educational journey.

Our classrooms and outdoor spaces are crafted to be inviting, engaging, and tailored to all learning preferences, reflecting our commitment to creating a nurturing environment where each child can flourish. Activities are carefully planned to be both fun and educational, with curriculum-linked events like Julia Donaldson's Day, Science Day, National Day, International Day, and Book Day. By immersing children in varied topics and themes, we empower them to build strong foundational skills and foster the confidence necessary for future success.

EYFS Facilities

Purposefully designed, age-appropriate facilities dedicated to EYFS.

Our Foundation Stage facilities provide a holistic approach to learning that supports the development of the whole child. Children have access to natural resources in stimulating indoor and outdoor environments. All Foundation Stage classrooms have access to the outdoors, providing children with opportunities to explore and investigate their surroundings.

In addition to the outdoor areas, Foundation Stage children also have access to the sports hall and pitch, music room, and library. Swimming classes are offered to FS2 children, giving them an opportunity to develop their physical skills and confidence in the water. These facilities offer a well-rounded learning experience that encourages children to explore and develop their interests and abilities.

A Day in FS1 and FS2

Carefully structured and planned to maximise learning.

At Ranches Primary School, we understand that the Foundation Stage is a crucial time in a child's development. That's why we ensure that each day in FS1 and FS2 is well structured and planned, with a variety of activities and opportunities for learning. Our daily routine includes circle time with the teacher, and children are given the freedom to choose their learning through a free-flow approach. All areas of learning are carefully planned to meet their specific needs and goals. Additionally, our specialists in Arabic, PE, Music, and Library ensure that children have a well-rounded educational experience. Children in FS also have access to continuous provision and outdoor learning, giving them the chance to explore and learn in a stimulating environment.

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