'Let’s activate a child’s own natural desire to learn.'

Our early years curriculum supports children’s development and recognises children’s prior learning, both from previous settings and home experiences. We work with parents and carers to ensure every child receives the best start at Burscough Village Primary School and Nursery.

We promote creativity, uniqueness, independence, problem solving and resilience building. We believe high levels of engagement are present when learning is centred around real life experiences and children’s interests. We follow a child led curriculum and adapt learning linked to children’s needs, fascinations, and prior knowledge. Our personalised curriculum challenges all children and provides opportunities to take risks and achieve their full potential. All children access a curriculum that provides a breadth of experiences and knowledge that ensures long-term memory is embedded.

We plan essential time to build relationships with children and families to develop a safe and secure learning environment for all; this is key to happy and secure foundations. We continue to build on these foundations by ensuring excellent communication between staff and families.

Our natural environment represents real life experiences; real resources promote inquisitive minds. Our resources promote historical, cultural, and religious lines of enquiry. Children have ownership over resources and their own classroom.

Our children leave EYFS being confident explorers and independent learners, with happy and secure foundations. Our intent is to ensure all children make at least good progress from their starting points. We work towards a smooth, safe, and secure transition into Key Stage 1.

Our parents say...

“… has a good relationship with the reception staff and kids club staff. They are friendly and nurturing.”

“Well thought out transition plans…looks forward to coming to school.”

“…can see her writing and reading coming on before our eyes!”

“…I couldn’t be happier with how … has settled in at school – she loves everything about it.”

“Great communication. Teachers eager to gain strong relationships with your child.”

“Thank you for providing such a warm and nurturing environment.”

Progression and Long-Term Plan Documents

The Statutory framework for Early Years Foundation Stage sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five years.

To see more of our EYFS curriculum in acttion click here...