• Communication and Language
    Communication and Language
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
    Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Literacy
    Literacy
  • Mathematics
    Mathematics
  • Expressive Arts and Design
    Expressive Arts and Design
  • Understanding the World
    Understanding the World
  • Physical Development
    Physical Development
  • Enrichment
    Enrichment

     

    View our EYFS policy    

    Aims of the Early Years Foundation Stage

    The Cornerstone Academy Trust implements the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework. It sets out how the Academy takes a holistic approach to children’s well-being, education and health. The EYFS refers to children from birth to five years of age. At Cornerstone Academy Trust, this refers to children between the ages of 2 and 5.

    At Cornerstone Academy trust we aim to:

    • Deliver the standards for the learning, development and care of young children as set out in the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage
    • Support the development of active and inquisitive learners encouraging children to be imaginative, creative, curious and critical thinkers.
    • Ensure teaching nurtures, engages and motivates children
    • Ensure the provision offers rich, varied and imaginative learning experiences
    • Ensure that learning and development is planned around the needs and interests of the children and informed by the use of on-going observational assessment.
    • Ensure that every child makes good progress and no child is left behind
    • Create the framework for partnership by working with parents, professionals and other settings that the child attends


    The Early year’s experiences we offer our children are based on the following four guiding principles:

    • Unique Child
    • Positive Relationships
    • Enabling Environments
    • Learning and Development

    Prime Areas

    • Personal, Social, and Emotional Development
    • Communication and Language
    • Physical Development

    Specific Areas

    • Literacy
    • Mathematics
    • Understanding the World
    • Expressive Arts and Design

    Phase Lead:

    Tonia Dudley

    Tonia Dudley

    Deputy Phase Lead:

    Laura Mercy 

    Laura Mercy

     Our Reception Teachers 

    Anita Halewood

    Anita Halewood 
    BCPS

    Rebecca Houghton

    Rebecca Houghton 
    BCPS

    Katie Shutt

    Katie Shutt 
    MCPS

    Sarah Parsons

    Sarah Parsons 
    MCPS

    Caoimhe Tapper

    Caoimhe Tapper 
    WCPS

    Chloe Smith

    Chloe Smith  
    WCPS

    Megan simmonds

    Megan Simmonds 
    YVPS