"Children in Reception learn the knowledge, routines and behaviours that enable them to be successful in school. They develop their language, communicate well with adults and with their peers and gain a good understanding of numbers and mathematical concepts through thoughtfully planned activities." Ofsted Nov 2022
At Staples Road we believe that children need to start their school journey in a safe, nurturing environment where they can develop their awe and wonder of the world. We aim to provide a stimulating, child-centred place of learning that promotes an independent, confident and happy child with a passion for learning.
The Early Years Foundation Stage [EYFS] at Staples Road seeks to provide:
Four guiding principles shape our practice. These are:
The EYFS Profile summarises and describes children’s attainment at the end of the EYFS. It is based on ongoing observation and assessment in the three prime and four specific areas of learning, set out below:
The prime areas of learning:
The specific areas of learning:
Children are defined as having reached a good level of development (GLD) at the end of the EYFS if they have achieved at least the expected level in:
Staples Road Primary School uses a consistent phonics approach across EYFS and KS1 classes: Essential Letters and Sounds (ELS).
ELS is a Systematic Synthetic Phonics (SSP) programme, validated by the Department for Education.
By distilling Letters and Sounds to its purest form, – its essence – every phonics lesson is taught to the highest standard. Essential Letters and Sounds is an SSP where only the essential elements are included.
The name reflects the key principles of the programme; simplicity and consistency.