Early Years Foundation Stage

“Every child deserves the best possible start in life and support to fulfil their potential. A child’s experience in the early years has a major impact on their life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right, and it provides the foundation for children to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up. When parents choose to use early years services they want to know what provision will keep their children safe and help them to thrive. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the framework that provides that assurance.” (Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage).

We believe that a successful EYFS year is fundamental (the building blocks for all other learning)and our curriculum is designed to give the children the necessary foundations for the rest of their schooling.  Sufficient time is given to developing children’s spoken language and teaching them to read and write.  (Reading is at the heart of our curriculum.)  Children’s fluency in counting and problem solving are also paramount. 

Some aspects of learning are taught directly whilst other skills are learnt through play.  There is a balance of direct whole-class teaching, small-group teaching, partner work and play.  Most importantly, the children’s experiences will generate a love of learning and an enjoyment of school.

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Whitegate CE Primary School

Whitegate
Northwich
Cheshire
CW8 2AY

Chair of Governors:
Mrs Teresa Finney

Head teacher:
Mrs Caroline Mackenzie

Clerk to Governors:
Mrs Susan Knight

Main Contact: Mrs Caroline Mackenzie Mrs Michelle Shephard (Bursar)

Tel: 01606 288080
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