The Early Years Foundation Stage is a two-year phase which consists of Foundation Stage One (FS1 ages 3-4) and Foundation Stage Two (FS2 ages 4-5). Children are taught predominantly by their classroom teacher and receive specialist lessons in Arabic, Islamic Studies and PE. Our rich and varied environment supports children’s learning and development, giving them the confidence to explore and learn in safe, yet challenging indoor and outdoor spaces.
Children in our EYFS unit learn skills, acquire knowledge and demonstrate understanding through a carefully constructed play-based curriculum. We understand that play is an essential part of healthy brain development and we believe that children must be exposed to explorative and investigate play, where children have opportunities to take risks, solve problems, develop responsibility and become independent learners.
We recognise that children are on a continuous learning journey and every child’s learning takes a unique, personal path based on their own interests and learning needs. The individual needs of each child are key to the success in their development. Regular assessments throughout the day inform the teachers of what each child can do and instruct future planning to reflect the next steps in each child’s development.
At Al Rabeeh Academy, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework in which children’s learning and development is split into seven key areas. In EYFS we do not separate learning into different subjects as each aspect of the curriculum is interrelated and interdependent. These seven areas of learning underpin our planning and resourcing