EYFS curriculum

Acorn is where our youngest children begin school. Here, we pride ourselves on our caring, nurturing approach to young children’s education because we believe that it is when children feel happy and safe that the very best learning takes place. Our youngest children in school follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and this ensures not only a very individual, child-led approach but also makes sure children have an exciting and creative start to their school life. We encourage our children to make good friends, develop confidence and to enjoy every moment of each day.

We strive to develop close partnerships with our parents because they have deep knowledge of their children and it is by working together that we can ensure we meet each child’s unique needs. We work collaboratively with other professionals such as physiotherapists and speech and language therapists because it is in this way we can provide a holistic approach to our children’s education and care.

 In the Early Years, children follow a rolling programme of topics so that we offer variety as well as routine. In 2023 - 2024 our themes will be:

Autumn Term: Music Mosaic: What can you hear?

Spring Term: My Amazing World: Animals and their homes

Summer Term: Plant, Grow and Eat!: What's out here?


If you would like to know more about the Early Years at The Coppice School please get in touch with us. We will be very happy to hear from you.