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Burford Primary and Nursery School

Attend, Aspire, Achieve


A message from Mrs Arnold, EYFS Leader


"Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage at Burford!


We believe that the EYFS is fundamental in ensuring that our children get the best start to their education at Burford. We are the first step in helping our children to become lifelong learners! Our environment is inspiring and enabling! We help our children to develop positive attitudes for learning so that they can make the most of every opportunity that comes their way! We celebrate each child’s uniqueness and provide a learning experience that is focused on developing the whole child through play, and in a safe and nurturing environment. Everyone learns differently and our provision is designed to encourage children to make choices and decisions that will develop their autonomy and critical thinking skills. Our curriculum is specifically designed to meet the needs of our children and raise awareness of themselves as a super individual within a vibrant community. We help them to consider their place in the world whilst developing their sense of ambition and their aspirations for their futures. We help our children to hold meaningful conversations and to offer explanations about their learning using strong language skills which have been inspired by quality texts and the exceptional role modelling of oracy skills from adults. Children show care and consideration when listening to others, taking into account other perspectives and respecting their friends’ ideas. Our high expectations of the children ensure that they are well prepared for their next stage of learning."

Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage at Burford

(Or hear the above document read aloud here).