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Foundation Stage

 

The Foundation Stage at Ling Moor is the starting point for children becoming members of the Ling Moor Family and taking their first steps to being Ling Moor Learners.

Within our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) we provide children with a broad range of learning experiences, to ensure that they are confident, eager and enthusiastic learners who have made a positive start to school. We recognise the importance of treating your child as an individual and offering your child a variety of experiences and activities which are designed to further their development process.

We also believe that learning should be serious fun – something that you enjoy whilst setting yourself the highest of expectations. At the heart of our curriculum is the notion that we provide a learning environment that empowers children to be ‘Ling Moor Learners’ and members of the ‘Ling Moor Family’ – children who are great people who have a passion for learning and a passion for the success of their community

Much of the children's learning will be through structured play, where children are offered a range of activities each with an underlying educational purpose. Play is the means by which the children explore a variety of experiences in different situations for a variety of purposes. It is a process which provides for children a way of learning about the world around them. We plan activities and experiences that promote children's development and learning based on the ‘Development Matters' in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

There are seven areas that are used to plan our curriculum. These are:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • Expressive Arts and Design
  • Understanding the world.

The importance of securing positive relationships with children and their families begins before the children start in our early years provision. There is a full transition programme for every child that involves a visit into school, parents’ meetings and visits into nurseries.  The transition programme is developed to meet the needs of individual children to ensure positive attachments are made with staff across the early years provision. This approach supports children’s and family’s wellbeing and enables the children to settle quickly within the provision.