.... in the Early Years Foundation Stage - the next phase
Walton - le- Dale Primary School (Best Practice)
Since achieving a Learning Excellence Award for Good Practice in the Early Years in 2007, our ambition is always to continuously improve the teaching and learning of our children. Prior to, and on the implementation of, the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, we have sought to expand upon our initial project which centred on the learning environment.
The next phase of development was underpinned by the well planned organisation of staff to support the maintenance of our OFSTED Grade 1 judgement.
Achievements so far gave us the impetus and motivation to strive to achieve best practice in particular with respect to:
Â• the emotional well-being of children
Â• re-visiting the learning environment.
By taking these aspects, we ensured that we were successfully recognising the Early Years Foundation Stage principles (DCSF) and focusing upon particular parts of 'A Unique Child,' 'Positive Relationships,' 'Enabling Environments' and 'Learning and Development.'
The outcome of this project was an embedded understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage, developed by the application of new ideas and practices and rigorous evaluation.