Early Years

This should be read in conjunction with the CRC and Respectful Relationships Policy.  

CRC Article 28: All children have the right to an education. All policy and practice in Timothy Hackworth Primary School respects children’s dignity.

EYFS Intent

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) applies to children from birth to the end of their Reception year.  Timothy Hackworth Primary School’s Foundation Stage accommodates children from the age of 2. We have a 16 place 2 Year Old Provision, a 52 place Nursery and two Reception classes.

We aim:

  • to give each child a happy and positive start to their school life in which they can create and nurture their love of learning, develop an enthusiasm for knowledge, and a self-confidence in their ability to be resilient and successful learners;
  • to offer a broad and balanced ambitious curriculum, coherently planned and sequenced to build on what children know and can do, providing them with the knowledge and skills they require to prepare them for their next stage in their education;
  • to enrich children’s experiences by offering new and exciting opportunities, to experience awe and wonder, and to enhance their play and learning with a variety of resources, visits, and interactions with people from their community and beyond;
  • to give children the foundations for future learning by developing and expanding their communication and language skills, in particular, their acquisition of vocabulary and a secure knowledge of phonics;
  • to enable each child to develop socially, physically, emotionally, intellectually, morally, culturally, and spiritually, to be the best that they can be;
  • to encourage children to develop independence within a supportive and challenging environment;
  • to support children in building relationships so they may develop a respect for themselves, others in school, the community, and the wider world;
  • to work alongside parents and carers, supporting learning at home, to meet each child’s individual needs to ensure that they reach their full potential.

 Cultural Capital

At Timothy Hackworth Primary School, we endeavour to develop children’s dispositions and attitudes about themselves, their community, and the wider world, to be good citizens who will make a positive difference. In the Early Years, we aim to broaden children’s experiences and equip them with the cultural capital they deserve. We have a curriculum rich with everyday experiences, visits, and visitors. We want children to know their community, the people who help them, their history and their cultural heritage.

 “When we succeed in giving every child the best start in their early years, we give them what they need today. We also set them up with every chance of success tomorrow.”  Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage, 2020

Rights Respecting in Early Years

The ‘Convention on the Rights of the Child’ is an agreement written by the member countries of the United Nations about the rights of children and young people. It is often referred to as the ‘CRC’.

The CRC lists over 40 rights belonging to children and young people called ‘Articles’, including, the right to a good quality education (Article 28) and the right to play, rest and leisure (Article 31).

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Privacy Policy

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This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

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