Our commitment to excellence at Coleshill Heath School starts in the Early Years Foundation Stage. We foster a love of learning by exploring engaging learning opportunities both indoors and out, whatever the weather. Our curriculum enables us to immerse our children in a language-rich environment, developing their communication skills and vocabulary. The children's interests help to shape our teaching, and we support every child as an individual, helping them to be successful. We are also lucky to have a forest school area to investigate, grow crops, see wildlife and changes in our natural environment. Books are at the heart of our curriculum, and we use stories to learn about the world, ourselves, and each other. At Coleshill Heath all adults strive to develop positive, nurturing relationships with our children to support them in their journey to become life-long learners. We hope you enjoy browsing through pictures of our exciting learning environment and experiences.
The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) sets out the learning and development stages for children as they grow from birth to five years. The purpose of the booklet below is to help you as a parent/carer find out more about how your child is learning and developing during their first five years, in relation to the EYFS. Children develop more rapidly during the first five years of their lives than at any other time. The booklet helps you as a parent know what to expect during these vitally important years by focusing on the seven areas of learning and development which are covered in the EYFS. In this guide, your child’s first five years have been divided up into six age bands which overlap. This is because every child is different and children do not grow and develop at the same rate. It highlights what you might notice your child doing at these points. Children learn and develop through playing, exploring, being active, creative and being asked questions to help their thinking. After each age band there's an example of some ideas and tips as to how you can help your child’s learning and development. The booklet can help you to know how your child is developing by highlighting what to expect, remembering that all children are different. One way of using this booklet could be to use it as a reference - see what you notice your child can do. It can also be used as a prompt to explore and try new things together.