Nursery Places Available - Call Us On 0121 464 1038.
Early Years Teacher/Lead:
Miss Lewis (Dragonflies keyworker)
Mrs Chowdhury (Ladybirds keyworker), Mrs Azim (Bumblebees keyworker) & Mrs Bamford
Senior Nursery Officer: Miss O'Connor (Caterpillars keyworker)
Nursery Officer: Miss Davidson (Butterflies Keyworker)
EYFS Vision and Curriculum
Here at Court Farm, we strive to ensure all individual children have a happy, healthy and enjoyable start to their educational journey. We aim to work with our children to be ready, resourceful, resilient and reflective. Staff have high expectations for all of our children to believe in their ability so they can Dream, Believe and Achieve. We have a passion for reading and this is shown throughout our daily practice and curriculum. Our setting is inviting and our families are valued, respected and welcomed. We encourage all children to be happy and confident individuals who love to be a part of our community.
We work to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework. This sets standards to ensure children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. We prioritise high quality interactions through a range of child-led and adult-focussed activities. The EYFS statutory framework promotes teaching and learning to ensure children are ready for school and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life (see attached progression of skills for all areas of learning).
Every child’s experience in our newly developed EYFS setting will be a valuable one. We aim to inspire a passion for learning, foster a love of reading and develop knowledge and skills to increase cultural awareness in order to provide the foundation that children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.
At Court Farm Primary School, we provide a nurturing environment for happy, engaged and well-behaved children, where everyone feels safe, respected and cared for. Our key principles are to provide an exciting and enabling environment, to support the development of each individual personality, to cherish friendships and to cultivate creativity and initiative through play and active learning.
We believe that all our children can become fluent readers and writers. This is why we teach reading through Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised, which is a systematic and synthetic phonics programme. Our children start phonics in Nursery and this develops as they enter Reception, click to find out more Little Wandle Parent Support and Early Reading.
EYFS and KS1 will continue working on the Mastering Number programme this academic year. Children will explore the relationships between numbers and patterns to help build their confidence with number. The short sessions are engaging and often use clips from the popular show Numberblocks. The videos can be accessed through YouTube and are a fun and useful tool to support learning in maths at home.
We use Curriculum Maestro as well as celebrations and awareness days to deliver our other areas of learning. Our lessons are fun and creative and allow us to explore through a range of difference themes and topics. Please refer to our EYFS Long Term Overview 2023-2024.pdf to find out our topics for this academic year.
We encourage home learning in EYFS. This can range from reading a book for pleasure or their phonics books, being read to, completing activities based on a theme or topic or consolidating their knowledge of sounds, tricky words and numbers. We ask that completed home learning is returned to school every Wednesday and EYFS staff will send new home learning home every Friday.