“Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.”– Statutory Framework for the EYFS
At Dundale, our Early Years Curriculum is designed to identify children’s prior learning, both from their experiences at home and previous settings. We work together with parents, carers and other settings to provide the best possible start at ensuring that all children are happy, safe and are able to reach their full potential from their various starting points.
There is a strong emphasis on the Prime Areas of learning:
These areas are particularly crucial for igniting children's curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.
The specific areas of learning:
These areas include essential skills and knowledge and develop from the prime areas, providing important contexts for children’s learning and development in the context of relationships and the environment around them.
In line with our whole-school vision, we encourage all children to be ambitious, resilient, inclusive and reflective, representing Dundale’s core values.
Through our curriculum, we aim to develop:
At Dundale, our curriculum is planned using:
The children will develop a depth of understanding through a progression of skills and knowledge.
At Dundale, our intended impact is that by the end of Reception, all children make at least good progress from their starting points and are equipped with the knowledge and skills required for a smooth and confident transition into Year One.
Dundale EFS Curriculum Overview / Progression of Skills