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At Glebelands we have chosen to follow the Early Excellence approach to provision in EYFS. 


“At Early Excellence, we believe that the effective use of high-quality continuous provision alongside well-planned enhanced provision and directed activities, is a highly effective approach to teaching and learning: leading to the most impactful and sustained outcomes for young children.”  

Liz Marsden (CEO Early Excellence) 


Continuous provision describes the areas that are available for the children every day, inside and outside. In each of the areas there are a range of resources that children have access to all the time and remain consistent throughout the year. This approach means the children have a familiar environment where they can develop and extend their ideas, practise the skills they have learnt and develop sustained, shared conversations with their peers and familiar adults; providing adults with opportunities for modelling and extending speech and vocabulary, creating a language rich environment.  It provides a framework and context for children’s play and experiences. 


The spaces within our continuous provision are clearly defined which leads to fewer distractions and gives children a context for communication and developing their ideas. We have thought carefully about the layout of the classrooms, reflecting on which areas work well together, such as the blocks and the small world, in order to maximise learning potential. 


The resources and materials within each area of continuous provision have earned their place based on the number of learning possibilities that they provide. We have been careful not to overload each area so that they do not feel cluttered and the purpose is not lost. 


We review the learning environment in line with our cohort to ensure that the layout of the classroom and the resources we have chosen provide the best range of possibilities for learning. We then keep this consistent, not changing things around, in order to give children space and time to learn and develop. This also allows them to gain independence, become active learners and develop their characteristics of effective learning. 

The Learning Journey


We use floor books to evidence the learning the children take part in. Floor books include photographs, children's recording and pupil voice. Floor books are used to evidence the overall learning journey for the class. A Maths floor book details the learning journey in Maths across the year. Children have individual guided writing books and handwriting books, which link with Success for All Phonics.  

The Curriculum


At Glebelands we have carefully considered how our curriculum progresses from EYFS through to KS1 and beyond. Our curriculum mapping demonstrates how the Specific Areas of Learning link to Curriculum subjects.