Our vision for EYFS.
In the Early Years at St. Mary’s every individual is valued, cherished and enabled to develop and fulfil their potential. Opportunities and experiences are given to foster attitudes of mutual respect and recognition of their own and others’ achievements with the Gospel values at the heart of all that we do. The Early Years focuses on the development of the whole unique child, in line with the seven areas of learning established in the Foundation Stage Curriculum. These areas come under the umbrella of Prime areas or specific areas. All areas of learning are important and interconnected. The prime areas are crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. This vital, early stage in a child’s life plays an important contribution to their later performance, both academically and socially.