Early Years Foundation Stage
At Kings Road we value each child as an individual and encourage their self-esteem, positive attitudes and independence. We help children to develop good social skills and respect each other. We provide them with plenty of opportunities to develop and express their imagination and creativity.
We believe that play, both indoors and outdoors, is the fundamental way in which young children learn. Through play, children will be developing across all the Prime and Specific areas of learning, working towards achieving Early Learning Goals and developing their Characteristics of Learning. Adults in the setting support play by; planning and resourcing a stimulating environment, supporting children’s learning through planned play, extending and supporting children’s independent play and developing children’s language and communication in their play.
Learning and Development
At Kings Road we believe learning and teaching should build on children’s interests and experiences. We aim to provide a broad, balanced, differentiated curriculum that enables the children to learn and develop skills attitudes and understanding in the Prime and Specific areas of learning, as outlined in the Statutory Framework for EYFS.
Communication and Language
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
Phonics in EYFS
At Kings Road we teach phonics following the Twinkl Phonics complete Systematic Synthetic Phonics (SSP) teaching programme. Twinkl Phonics starts in our Nursery with Level 1. This continues into Reception, where children progress through Levels 2, 3 and 4. Twinkl Phonics provides a structured approach to learning grapheme-phoneme correspondences (GPC's) and helps children to progress from simple sounds to developing more complex knowledge and skills.
For more information, please visit the 'Phonics and Early Reading' tab within our Teaching and Learning section.