Early Years & Key Stage 1 Provision 

At Cogenhoe Primary School, both our Early Years and Key Stage 1 classrooms are organised to promote and develop continuous provision.  This continuous provision enables children to return to their explorations and consolidate their learning over the course of a day or a more extended period. It also allows children to make choices and initiate play without interaction with an adult

What is continuous provision?

It’s the core provision, indoors and outdoors, that is available to children all day, every day. This provision doesn’t fundamentally change from day to day, so children always know what’s there and what they can help themselves to during child-led learning.

Continuous provision to allows for:

  • Learning through exploration
  • Child-initiated learning
  • Promoting independence in making choices
  • Becoming active learners – so pupils develop the ‘characteristics of effective learning’ in the EYFS
  • Supporting children’s learning across the 7 areas of learning and development in the EYFS

Transitioning into Year 1, the children are then given ‘busy jobs’ that they must complete throughout the week independently. Each child has the opportunity to work with an adult in a small group for all core subjects throughout the week.

By the end of Year 1, this then becomes more structure with carousel activities ready for Year 2. This then carries on for the first half of Year 2, allowing the children to have ownership over their learning and giving them independence.