Our EYFS Vision

Here at Isaac Newton Primary School in our early years setting, our vision for children's education is rooted in providing a stimulating and enriching environment that maximizes their learning potential, fosters their overall development, and prepares them for future success. Our intent is to create a culture of curiosity, exploration, and active engagement, where children feel safe, supported, and inspired to achieve their full potential.

We believe that by equipping children with a strong foundation in early years, we intend to lay the groundwork for their lifelong learning journey.

Pedagogy and Planning

Implementing our vision requires us to adopt a child-centred approach, where we acknowledge and value each child's unique background, abilities, and interests. Our highly knowledgeable and skilled early years practitioners employ a range of pedagogical approaches, including play-based learning, hands-on experiences, and interactive communication to promote children's development across all areas of learning.

Through carefully planned activities and a responsive curriculum, we provide opportunities for children to explore, experiment, and express themselves in a supportive and inclusive environment. Our continuous assessment and observation enable us to tailor our provision and scaffold learning based on each child's individual needs.

We teach our children to use Plan, Do, Review each day to support their learning. This is a way of working with children, based on the idea that children learn best from active learning experiences which they plan and carry out themselves. Our children learn that they are capable, able to make decisions and solve problems about activities which are personally meaningful to them.


The learning environment plays a crucial role in supporting our vision. We create an aesthetically pleasing and calm environment that encourages independent thinking, fosters creativity, and promotes curiosity. Our spaces are organized to offer a range of learning opportunities, both indoors and outdoors, where children can explore and make choices that align with their interests and preferences.

We ensure the provision of high-quality resources and materials that are carefully selected to promote open-ended play and problem-solving skills. Our environment is structured to foster positive relationships, with designated spaces for quiet reflection, group collaboration, and social interaction, promoting empathy, emotional well-being, and self-regulation.

Personal Development and Well-being

Our vision places a strong emphasis on fostering children's personal, social, and emotional development. Children demonstrate exceptional levels of self-confidence, resilience, and a positive attitude towards learning. They develop strong relationships with their peers, staff, and families, displaying empathy, respect, and inclusivity.

The above policy was Approved: September 2023 and will be ready to Review: September 2024