Early Years Foundation Stage

Early Years Foundation Stage at Holystone

In our Early Years we aim to develop kind hearts and curious minds. We want the children to ask questions and tackle challenges with a “have-a-go” attitude. Our hope is that our children grow into happy, resilient, creative thinkers and learners, who will make every day count.

The Characteristics of Effective Learning are embedded through our Core Values.

Respect – Through our Early Years curriculum we want the children to develop an understanding of what it means to respect and value each other. We want each child to recognise that we are all unique and our differences should be celebrated.

Community – In our Early Years we aim to give our children a sense of belonging to our whole school and wider community. We want our children to develop love of the natural world around them so they understand their role in protecting it. We do this through our curriculum and through Beach School

Independence – In our Early Years we want to develop children’s independence and confidence through valuing their ideas and encouraging them to solve problems themselves.  We aim to provide children with opportunities to learn independently

Resilience - In our Early Years we want to provide an environment that allows children to take risks and engage in new experiences. We want them to develop a “can do” attitude and enjoy challenges