Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

EYFS Curriculum

Our approach to learning

The learning programme in our Nursery is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Our aim is to provide holistic learning in a safe, happy and stimulating environment through which all children are challenged and make outstanding progress. To develop confident, happy children, equipped with foundations to nurture a lifelong love of learning. To engage with and value contributions from parents, professionals and the local community to ensure the best outcomes for children and the best value for Oasis Academy Ryelands.

We foster a harmonious atmosphere which supports and promotes self-esteem. We build confident communicators supporting every child as an individual across development in all areas of the Early Years and Foundation Stage. We help every child to grow up feeling confident about their own identity, in a spirit of friendship, understanding fairness and the rights of others, valuing diversity, and ready to be a British citizen.

We want our parents and carers to feel in the loop when it comes to their child's education, therefore each year we make sure a full breakdown of what is taught within our classrooms is available online. For a full breakdown of the curriculum and what is covered in each of the topics listed above, please see the 7 Learning Areas below.

7 Learning Areas

The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage outlines four guiding principles that should shape Early Years practice. These are:

  • Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident, and self-assured
  • Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships
  • Children learn and develop well in enabling environments with teaching and support from adults, who respond to their individual interests and needs and help them to build their learning over time. Children benefit from a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers.
  • Children develop and learn at different rates. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.

There are also seven key features of effective practice (Appendix 1) that underpin the Early Years ethos and are woven through the Oasis EYFS Curriculum.  These are:

  • The best for every child
  • High quality care
  • The curriculum: What we want children to learn
  • Pedagogy: helping children to learn
  • Assessment: checking what children have learnt
  • Self-regulation and executive function
  • Partnership with parents

For more details on the 7 learning areas, please click here to see the document Development Matters
More information about Early Years Education can be found here.

If you would like any further information, please contact the Nursery Manager/EYFS Leader, Emily Groves on 020 8656 4165.


Curriculum Maps

The learning programme in our Nursery and Reception classes is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

Find out below what is being taught week by week at Ryelands in EYFS.