All about Early Years at Swansfield - Our intention for your child

Welcome to Early Years At Swansfield Park Primary School

Our Intent

The Statutory Framework for the early years foundation stage, published March 2021 states that:

‘Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.’

At Swansfield Park Primary our intention is to provide the children in our care with the best possible start to their lives and we aim to nurture children with a passion for lifelong learning.  In order for this to happen, children are welcomed into our stimulating, safe and happy learning environment to lay the foundations for their future success. They access a curriculum that is well sequenced and adaptable to suit individual and cohort needs. It has a clear structure and intends to teach children about their immediate world including nature, the relationships they are building, the imaginations they are developing, the questions they are asking and the key skills they are learning in order to be ready and excited for their onward school journey.  It has effective communication at its heart and seeks to ensure that all children develop the ability to articulate themselves with confidence and aplomb.    This is encapsulated in our pledge to our children and their families:

Our Pledge

To enable children to learn best, we will provide them with:

  • high expectations of achievement for all

  • outstanding teaching

  • sustained shared thinking

  • time to plan, explore and reflect on learning

  • appropriate challenge and questioning

  • inspirational environments and resources

  • collaborative learning opportunities

  • support to develop learning mindsets

  • exciting and memorable experiences

We believe children learn best when:
  • they experience positive emotional engagement with learning
  • enabling adults facilitate their learning
  • they are supported to follow their own interests through research and first hand experiences
  • they have time to learn, return, practise, refine and master
  • they use their imagination to be creative
  • they are inspired to explore
  • learning is a collaborative experience
  • teaching and learning opportunities are tailored to them as an individual
This ethos is at the heart of the experience that your child will have at Swansfield Park Primary School .  You can see and read about this ethos in practice on our class blogs which can be found on Apple, Pear and Plum class pages.  Furthermore, we would be delighted to show you around our department and talk with you first hand about our commitment to the very best early years education.