Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

National Curriculum



At Thomas A’ Becket Infant School our values form an integral part of our curriculum.

Our curriculum covers the formal requirements of the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) and National Curriculum (more details of which can be found by clicking on the links below) and the many planned activities which contribute towards a rich and varied learning experience. Underpinning all of this is our school rule: ‘Be safe and happy.’


We have a wide variety of extra-curricular activities including visitors and off-site visits, to enhance learning and encourage enthusiasm and excitement in our children. Each term our focus for learning is based on a topic and links the many different subjects within the curriculum to create a vibrant learning environment. (More details of our topics can be found on the page for each year group).


Outdoor learning is an important part of our school life and we are hugely proud of our Forest School. Here, children access different aspects of the EYFS and National Curriculum in a stimulating outdoor setting, demonstrating life-skills, leadership qualities and knowledge of the world around them.


Our ‘REACH for the Stars’ values support the development of ‘emotional literacy’ and are taught implicitly and explicitly throughout the curriculum, encouraging children to identify their own and others feelings and understand how actions and choices affect those around us. This holistic approach aims to create in our children an enthusiasm for life-long learning and the capacity to fulfill their unique potential.

If you have any queries/questions related to our curriculum, please contact:

Mrs Xanthe Wrigley

Assistant Head Teacher (Teaching and Learning)


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