In EYFS at Stella Maris Catholic Primary School, our enriching curriculum is designed to build upon and recognise the children’s learning from their previous settings, as well as their experiences at home; allowing the children to be part of an exciting experiential learning at school. Each and every child at Stella Maris is recognised as a special and unique individual, who is celebrated for their differences. The ability to learn is reinforced by the teaching of our Gospel values - love, care, share, trust and respect. We strive to provide wonderful opportunities to engage learning and encourage the children to have a lifelong love for learning. We strongly believe that our school should be a happy and loving place where all children feel safe and valued, as well as having the courage to take risks and make mistakes.
Throughout their time in EYFS, we want the children to develop a strong sense of belonging to our school family and community, getting ready to transition into Year One. Over the year in EYFS, the children will grow in strength and confidence to make choices, self-evaluate and become lifelong learners, who are kind and thoughtful young people.
-We aim to work together with parents and carers to encourage happy, independent learners who strive to do their very best and reach their God given potential.
-We aim to understand and follow the children’s interests and enthusiasm by providing opportunities throughout the EYFS curriculum to support their learning, consolidate and strengthen their knowledge and skills, helping them to reach their goals.
-We aim to create an inspiring indoor and outdoor environment that supports and excites the children’s learning.
-We aim to prepare the children to reach their Early Learning Goals at the end of the Foundation Stage, making sure that each child makes good progress from their individual starting points.
-We aim to support and help with the transition into Year One.
-We plan the curriculum allowing the children to develop their essential knowledge and skills on a daily basis
-We aim to develop the children’s spirituality, interdependence, creativity, independence, thinking skills and ability to challenge themselves.