In the Foundation Stage at Farndon St Peters we personalise children’s learning so that they all learn to the best of their ability and I ways in which engage them and enable them to thrive. We look closely at the EYFS learning objectives and think as a team about how best we can plan for individual children to take their next steps in learning.
In order to do this effectively we ensure that the themes we focus on are child initiated and that they follow the children's interests at that moment in time. We regularly talk to the children about what they would like to learn about and any questions they may have and plan activities and real life learning experiences accordingly. Creating a range of mind maps, floor books and learning walls.
We observe the children and work with them ‘in the moment’ throughout each week in order to see first-hand the things that they are interested in and motivated by. This means that we do not always follow long topics (unless the children are thriving by doing so) and that our focus theme can change week by week.
When possible each week parents are informed of the following week’s theme on the school newsletter.