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Early Years

At St Leonard’s we recognise that every child is unique. We understand that children develop in individual ways and at varying rates. We want our children to be independent and self-motivated learners, encouraging the children to adapt their work, think critically and take risks with their learning.

  • is at the heart of our learning journey approach

  • is distinctive, innovative and strategically planned with the individual pupils in mind

  • is research informed

  • introduces challenging, engaging and real life problems

  • strives to encourage and develop a love of learning

  • lets learning happen within a child-centred approach

  • ensures all areas of learning are regarded with the same level of importance and are interlinked in learning

  • includes fundamental British values to teach children a sense of self and belonging; enabling them to learn and stay true to the values that make people good human beings

  • ensures that children learn to live together peacefully, with each of them playing a valuable role in the multicultural world in which they live.

The Foundation classes follow the curriculum as outlined in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework, which you can access through the following link:

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework

Please see below for the St Leonard's curriculum planning overviews:

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Yearly Curriculum Overview

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Termly Curriculum Plan