Oak Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 0HH

01234 220 480

King's Oak Primary School, Oak Road, Bedford, MK42 0HH Tel: 01234 220480 Email: enquiries@kingsoakprimary.co.uk

'Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns Grow'

Reception - Bumblebees, Dragonflies, Ladybirds and Grasshoppers


Foundation Stage
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) at King’s Oak Primary School gives children the opportunity to experience the very best possible start to their education. We ensure that our children establish solid foundations on which they can build for their future learning journey. This ensures that they continue to flourish throughout their school years and beyond. The EYFS prepares children for learning in Key Stage 1 and the KS1 National Curriculum.
Nursery and Two Year Olds
In these year groups we ensure the children have rich and stimulating experiences. Our inside and outside learning environments are well planned and well organised for children to use. They provide the structure for teaching within which children explore, experiment, plan and make decisions for themselves, thus enabling them to learn, develop and make good progress. The children learn through purposeful play and practical experiences which builds on what they already know and extends their interests.
Reception builds on what the children have already experienced either in our nursery or other settings. Literacy skills are taught daily, with specific emphasis on phonics. The children learn to read and write using a phonic approach. The Read Write Inc program we use for phonics teaches the children to hear, say, write and read the sounds in words. Numeracy is also taught daily in a fun and practical way.
Each day our children will have learning opportunities, through purposeful play, in each of the 7 EYFS areas of learning.
Each week will be carefully planned to ensure children receive personalised learning experiences, taking into account skill development and interests. Some activities will be adult-led, whilst others will be independent activities chosen by the child.
EYFS areas of learning

Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) - providing opportunities for each child to become a valued member of their class and the school with a positive self-image and high self-esteem. Enable the children to learn how to co-operate and work harmoniously alongside and with each other and to listen to each other.
Communication and Language (CAL) - opportunities for all children to talk and communicate in a widening range of situations, to respond to adults and each other, to practise and extend the range of vocabulary and communication skills they use and to listen carefully.
Physical Development (PD) - opportunities for all children to develop and practise their fine and gross motor skills, and to increase their understanding of how their bodies work and what they need to do to be healthy and safe.
Literacy - opportunities for all children to explore, enjoy, learn about and use words in a broad range of contexts and to experience a rich variety of books.
Mathematics - opportunities for all children to develop their understanding of number, measurement, pattern, shape and space in a broad range of contexts in which they can explore, enjoy, learn, practise and talk.
Understanding the World (UW) - opportunities for all children to solve problems, make decisions, experiment, predict, plan and question in a variety of contexts, and to explore and find out about their environment and people and places that have significance in their lives.
Expressive Arts and Design (EAD) - opportunities for all children to explore and share their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of art, design and technology, music, movement, dance and imaginative and role play activities.


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