Feniscowles Primary School has created a curriculum intent statement. This intent has been written to provide an overarching context for our school curriculum to allow ‘A Feniscowles Child’ to ‘Live Life in its fullest’. This document can be found on our website and should be read in conjunction with our EYFS specific intent statements.
How does EYFS contribute towards our overall curriculum intent?
It is our intent to ensure that every child has access to a broad, balanced EYFS curriculum which prepares them for now and for the future in terms of opportunities and experiences. Following personal interests and individual needs in the EYFS at Feniscowles, allows us to plan and provide opportunities throughout our EYFS curriculum to support learning and development and achieve their next steps.
Our EYFS curriculum aims to enable our children to be:
Competent and creative learners; who are curious about the world around them
Secure and confident; who enjoy coming to school and learning new skills and knowledge building on their existing learning
Skilful communicators; who connect with others through language and play, ensuring that they play in a vocabulary rich environment.
It is our intent to ensure that all children receive high-quality teaching of early reading through systematic, synthetic phonics to learn to read words and simple sentences accurately by the end of Reception.
The Early Years at Feniscowles is based strongly around the needs of our community, whilst following the principles of the EYFS. Our curriculum is designed around a language rich environment and aims to develop the foundations for excellent communication skills. Our curriculum intent is to provide the children with both a range of familiar topics, linked to their experiences, as well as unfamiliar topics, to spark their interest and exploration of the wider world. In doing this we provide a curriculum and environment where the children feel safe and secure when developing their knowledge and skills, yet are challenged and are exposed to new learning. We also have a particular emphasis on relationships and development of the characteristics of effective learning.
At Feniscowles Primary School, we create a learning environment which fosters supportive relationships to enhance and invite a child’s curiosity, confidence and individual competency; allowing them to flourish as individuals regardless of background, circumstance or need. We aim to work collaboratively with parents and carers to encourage independent, enthusiastic learners who thrive and reach their full potential. It is our intent that children who enter our EYFS begin their lifelong learning journey by developing physically, verbally, cognitively and emotionally whilst also embedding a positive attitude to school and a lifelong love of learning.
Our EYFS policy provides you with details on how we implement this intent through our curriculum.