In the foundation stage at Fulfen Primary school, our children are at the centre of all we do. We are incredibly proud of our high quality Early Years provision and believe that we offer every child the best possible start and the support they require that enables them to fulfil their true potential.
We place great emphasis on the development of children as unique individuals. We seek to provide children with the knowledge and skills they need in order to prepare secure foundations for their subsequent learning. We strive to ensure children leave the foundation stage ready to meet the challenges of key stage 1 and beyond. Our mission is to ensure every child achieves their best academically and develops well physically, emotionally and socially. We work hard to ensure that all children are happy, successful, life-long learners who are curious and resilient and who aspire to be the best version of themselves at all times!
Four guiding principles shape our pracitce in Early Years:
A unique child
Learning & Development
Throughout Pre School and Reception, we seek to foster and follow the children's own interests and provide activities which extend and develop their understanding both indoors and outside the classroom. By planning learning based on what inspires the children, we maximise their natural curiosity and ensure that children are intrinsically motivated to succeed. We encourage and support children to be independent, take on new challenges and explore the world around them.
We carefully plan purposeful play based activities and offer first hand experiences, as we believe these have the greatest impact on children's progress and enable them to thrive. We ensure we offer a careful balance of adult led and child initiated activities throughout the foundation stage to maximise potential for learning and development.