EYFS Curriculum Intent

At Oasis Academy Watermead we pride our Early Years on being firmly rooted in creating an holistic learner. Children will explore their own developing levels of curiosity through the awe and wonder of their environments. We embed the three prime areas of learning by immersing the children in joyful experiences, reflecting and deepening the children’s diverse and multi-cultural lives. We provide children with a broad range of real life experiences in order to build the foundation level of skills to take them to the next step of their journey and beyond.

Implementation

Through an engaging, vibrant environment, strong relationships are fostered in a safe space, where there are no outsiders with joy at our hearts. We address topics such as ‘in the beginning’, ‘when I grow up’ and ‘growing curiosity,’ that strengthen their identity, developing ‘who am I and who am I becoming?’

Our curriculum is planned to reflect our diverse community as they journey through topics building upon the development of skills of PSED and Communication and Language. We drive to achieve consistent levels of GLD as well as personal goals for all our diverse children as they become independent, well-rounded members of our close-knit community. In the EYFS all children will be supported to achieve their true potential in an environment where there are no outsiders with joy at the heart of our journey to success.

As well as this, we have carefully considered cultural capital experiences that support children’s understanding of the world around them and how they communicate within it at all developmental ages. This focus is paramount to ensure all children have a firm foundation to build upon given their varied starting points.

The Habits are firmly embedded as we explore weekly sessions, link our challenges to Habits and their qualities and plan quality texts that foster this ethos.

Our curriculum intent’s focus is on a ‘Knowledge to skill’ goal using a holistic approach to combine all areas of learning from the Early Years Framework, to ‘build a mathematician, a reader and a writer’. We provide the opportunity for children to explore their passions and interests both inside and outside through real life experiences to learn and rehearse knowledge to be able to apply this through taught skills. Our teaching takes place through a combination of adult directed and child led opportunities that progress as children near their next milestone.

We drive to achieve consistent levels of GLD as well as personal goals for all our diverse children as they become independent, well-rounded members of our close-knit community.

In the EYFS all children will be supported to achieve their true potential in an environment where there are no outsiders with joy at the heart of our journey to success.

The curriculum is broken down into termly milestones progressing from 3-5 years, including the transition to year 1.

Our Nursery has 26 places per sessions and sessions run from 8:30-11:30 and 12:30-3:30. Children can access 30 hour or 15 hour places and we offer a variety of combinations. If you require any further information or would like to visit out setting please call 0114 201 6800.