Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
At Haydn Primary School and Nursery, we believe that all children deserve an education that allows children’s natural creativity and curiosity to flourish, alongside the purposeful acquisition of skills and knowledge. This gives children the best chance to become well-rounded, happy individuals, ready to succeed in an ever-changing world.
The EYFS curriculum at Haydn is designed to recognise children’s prior learning both from previous settings and their experiences at home. We know that our children enter the Nursery and Reception classes with varied life experiences and we aim to plan teaching and learning opportunities accordingly to address this. Every child is recognised as a unique individual and we pride ourselves on celebrating and welcoming differences within our school community. We know that young children need positive relationships with adults who are warm, enthusiastic and respect what children bring and build upon. We understand the importance of the teaching and acquisition of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values and provide rich and memorable opportunities to engage learners. We are ambitious for our children. We believe that our first experiences of school should be happy and positive, enabling all to develop a lifelong love of learning.