Welcome to the EYFS at King David Primary School.

At King David Primary, we believe that the Early Years Foundation Stage is crucial in securing solid foundations that children are going to continue to build upon. It is our intent that we support all children who enter our EYFS in their personal, social and emotional development ensuring they feel safe, secure and have a positive attitude to school and learning. We believe that all children deserve to be valued as an individual and we are passionate in allowing all children to achieve their full, unique potential. Our Integtrated Jewish Studies curriculum works alongside the EYFS Framework. The Jewish ethos of the school reflects, supports and enhances this intent.

Please see our curriculum here

The teaching of these areas of learning is practical and playful with support and challenge from adults in class sessions, small group sessions and work with individuals. There is a combination of adult-led, teacher taught sessions and a wealth of stimulating Continuous Provision opportunities for child-initiated activity. Throughout all of these areas of learning and at the heart of the EYFS Curriculum are the “Characteristics of Effective Learning”. We strive to develop these key characteristics of “Playing and Learning”, “Active Learning” and “Thinking Critically” in order to give the children the skills that they will continue to draw upon throughout their development. The Jewish Studies curriculum is delivered in exactly the same way as the secular curriculum. All of the crucial skills, knowledge and vocabulary that we teach are presented to the children throughout the year through a range of topics, which are designed with their interests in mind.

Our learning environments, both inside and outside are also adapted regularly to meet the different and developing needs of the children. We aim to ensure that these areas are always stimulating and exciting and that, importantly, they are accessible to all children, regardless of where they are on their learning journey. The environments are developed to enable the children to access the curriculum independently and confidently with the necessary level of support and challenge.