Foundation Stage

The Early Years in any school lay the foundation for future success and at Saint Mary’s a proven leader with experience in Pre-School education will play a fundamental role in establishing the policy and practice in the EYFS. Sister Teresita  Q. Capurihan, who will be the Vice Principal of Primary and Early Years, has been a Principal of a number of Pre-School settings, a consultant for Pre-School education, has provided training in best practice in the Early Years and is a published author of textbooks for the Pre-School.

The  curriculum planning for the EYFS will be based on the rationale, philosophy and principles which underpin the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum which is part of the statutory National Curriculum of England for the children of this age.

Our school fully supports the principle that young children learn through practical, active experiences but also by engaging in well-planned structured activities particularly for the acquisition of basic language and number skills.

Provision will be planned around the Prime and Specific Areas of Learning as stipulated by the EYFS curriculum. We will use the Early Learning Goal Standards as set out in the English curriculum for the Early Years against which to measure the progress of our children.