Welcome to EYFS

At Kingswood Parks we believe the early years are critical in children’s physical, intellectual, emotional and social development. In F1 we focus on developing children’s skills in the three prime areas: Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Communication and Language.

We develop early speaking and listening skills so that the children are able to share their interests, needs and wants with adults and children alike. We focus on encouraging children to share and develop friendships as well as developing their gross and fine motor skills.

Alongside these prime areas we begin to develop an early understanding of number and, through daily phonics sessions, raise children’s awareness of environmental sounds, rhyme and alliterations as well as beginning to learn letter sounds.

The children have opportunities to learn about their immediate environment and their community, as well as developing their creative skills in relation to music, dance, painting and design and technology.

As the children move into F2 (Reception) the emphasis changes slightly as we prepare them for Year 1 and the curriculum focuses on the specific areas of learning: Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

We continue to build on skills mastered in F1 and teach the children to read and write simple words and sentences, solve mathematical problems and develop independence.

Information for parents

'The quality of education is good. Leaders have planned the curriculum with lots of thought'...

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'Pupils are very proud of the work they do in their ‘mastery of skills’
portfolios'...

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'The school offers pupils lots of opportunities for learning beyond their lessons'...

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'School assemblies give pupils the opportunity to
think about others and the communities they live in'...

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'Pupils enjoy out-of-school visits and they learn from visitors to the school too'...

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'Teachers and staff have very high expectations of pupils. Pupils are clear about
these expectations and work hard to meet them'...

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'The behaviour of pupils is exceptional. Pupils work with each other and this allows them to learn and succeed'...

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'Pupils told us that they feel safe and well looked after in their school'...

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'Pupils behave sensibly around the school during social times. They support each other and show care and consideration for
everyone..'...

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'Pupils are proud when elected as members of the school council'...

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'Younger pupils learn their phonics knowledge well. Anyone who does fall behind
gets the support they need to catch up'...

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'Making reading exciting and interesting, is at the heart of the school’s learning programmes'...

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'High-quality reading books provide a basis for lots of learning. There is a new book to study every half term in every year group.'...

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'Children are safe and happy in the early years. There are clear routines which allow children to develop independence. '...

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'Activities are well thought out and structured. Children develop their reading and number skills through play.'...

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