Jubilee Wood Primary School

Caring, Developing and Learning Together

01908 257810

admin@jubileewood.milton-keynes.sch.uk

Fishermead Boulevard, Milton Keynes,
Buckinghamshire, MK6 2LB

Reception 

Robins Class and Magpies Class welcome you to their page. Our children are the youngest at JW and they love to come to school!

Early Years at Jubilee Wood

At Jubilee Wood we believe that the Early Years Foundation Stage is crucial to developing firm foundations to be built upon throughout our school journey and beyond. It is our belief that the children who enter our EYFS develop physically, verbally, emotionally, creatively, intellectually and spiritually whilst embedding a positive attitude to school and learning in order for each child to achieve their full potential. We set high expectations throughout all areas of school life and beyond and we believe that all children deserve to be valued as an individual, and we are passionate in supporting all children to achieve their full, unique potential.

The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum covers seven ‘Areas of Learning’, consisting of three ‘Prime Areas’ and four ’Specific Areas’. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. The curriculum also develops the three key Characteristics of Effective Learning: playing, active learning, creating and thinking critically. These areas of learning and key characteristics are used to plan activities for the children based on their individual development, interest and learning needs.

The areas of learning are delivered through a combination of planned, purposeful play, with a balance of adult-led and child-initiated independent activities, and some small group work. Learning takes place both in the classroom, the shared areas and outdoors. Each half term the planning is centred on topics and key texts and is interchanged according to the children’s interests. This enables us to develop skills and understanding in each of the seven areas.

 

Characteristics of Effective learning

The ways in which the child engages with other people and their environment underpins learning and development across all areas. Playing and exploring, active learning, and creating and thinking critically are key skills and aptitudes which help the child to become an effective and motivated learner.