Here at Debden, our Early Years Foundation Stage offers children fun, engaging and challenging opportunities to learn and play. Our play and exploration rich curriculum encompasses our school values by supporting children to progress in a happy, caring and Christian community. Our balance of adult led, child led and child-initiated learning allows children to develop into good communicators, mathematicians, readers, scientists, artists (the list goes on!).
Our curriculum allows for daily maths and phonics sessions to develop oracy, fine-motor, numerical and problem solving skills. Our planned provision both inside and outside allows children to practise these skills in practical, playful and purposeful contexts. Each Friday, our Ducklings attend Forest School where they learn about the world around them, from the world around them. This allows for opportunities to develop communication skills, social skills, fine and gross motor skills, as well take in the beautiful surroundings of Debden.
Children’s learning and skills are enhanced by experiences and trips such as dress up days, visitors, performances and local visits such as posting our letters in the village post box or dressing up as pirates and storming the Jolly Debden!