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At Forest Oak school we recognise the crucial role Early Years education plays in providing

firm foundations for a successful educational journey into adulthood. Our aim is to create a

learning environment and build relationships which support, enhance and invite a child’s

curiosity, confidence and individual competency to flourish regardless of background,

circumstances or needs. Through our engaging and ‘WOW’ curriculum we tailor our

approach to meet the needs and interests of each individual cohort, nurturing independent

and creative learners of the future.

We work collaboratively with parents, carers and a multitude of professionals to encourage

independent, enthusiastic learners who thrive and reach their full potential. It is our intent

that children who enter our Early Years Foundation Stage begin their lifelong learning

journey by developing physically, communicatively, cognitively and emotionally whilst also

embedding a positive attitude to school and a love of learning.

Every learner has access to a broad, balanced and topic-based differentiated curriculum

which prepares them for now and for the future in terms of opportunities and experiences.

Following personal interests and individual needs allows us to plan and provide

opportunities throughout our Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum to support learning

and development and achieve their next steps. All learners receive phonics teaching,

utilising a range of strategies and programmes to provide tailor made approaches unique to

each learner.

Our focus is to nurture learners into skilful communicators, who can connect with others

through language and play in an environment with rich vocabulary. We also support

learners to become curious about the world around them, who are confident to be

themselves, and who are eager to learn new skills and knowledge. By providing a firm

foundation to their educational journey, we are developing strong young learners of the