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Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

We believe that the acquisition of language must begin as early as possible at home and in school following identification of a pupil’s deafness.

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework 2017 which sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five.

The children have access to areas for creativity, writing, mark-making, maths, role play and a secure outdoor area, all of which are accessible all day.  There are designated, adult-led activities in writing, reading and maths which are individually planned according to need.  We begin phonics sessions based on the Letters and Sounds document and use visual phonics by hand to support this.  Weekly activities are based around a theme and there are opportunities for the children’s interests to be included in planning and for the children themselves to suggest activities.