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Foundations For Learning (EYFS & KS1)

Developing my skills through playful experiences as I begin my school journey. 

We use playful experiences to introduce our children to life at Daventry Hill School. We lay the foundations for the skills that all pupils will need throughout their school journey by creating personalised learning experiences and teaching children the skills they need to be ready to learn.

In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), children are taught through a mixture of child-led play and adult-led teaching. We use the EYFS Development Matters Framework to track the progress of all children in their first year which gives us a comprehensive overview of their strengths and areas of development.

Throughout Key Stage 1, children are taught in a more formal setting, with a focus on developing English and Maths skills through Talk for Writing and Rising Stars. We follow the Read Write Inc. programme for phonics, which develops a love of reading in all children and confidence in phonic sounds. At the end of Year 1, children who are eligible will sit the Year 1 Phonics Test. We use teacher assessments to report data at the end of Year 2.

Across the phase, children follow the Skills Builder and Preparation for Adulthood frameworks, which focus on important skills they will need to be happy, successful adults.