The Headington Quarry Foundation Stage School
Ofsted Outstanding Rated School
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Headington Quarry Foundation Stage School

Outline Curriculum Plan - Summer 2015

A revised Early Years Foundation Stage was put in place from September 2012 which is used in all early years settings for children from Birth to 5 years.
We believe that children learn best through play by active investigation and exploration with time to discover, wonder and use their senses to find out about the world around them.

We provide a curriculum which caters for all aspects of the child’s development-social, emotional, creative, physical, intellectual and linguistic. It includes the early stages of reading and writing, maths, science and  humanities, and wide variety of creative skills.

The four themes of the Early Years Foundation Stage are firmly embedded into our practice and daily planning:
A Unique Child: based on the principle that every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured
Positive Relationships: children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or key person
Enabling Environments: The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning
Learning and Development: children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of Learning and Development are equally important and inter-connected

There are seven areas of the curriculum at the basis of our planning which we develop from the ongoing observations of the children. These outlines of each area of the curriculum describe what many children will be achieving when they are five to five and a half years old: some may achieve all of it sooner, others may need longer.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development Understanding the World
Communication and Language Physical Development
Literacy Expressive arts and design Mathematics
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