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EYFS Implementation:

The EYFS curriculum is planned in units, each beginning with an open-ended question designed to ignite interest and curiosity. The unit will begin with a ‘hook’, such as a story or object with suggested activities planned for each curriculum area. Running alongside the unit is a knowledge and skills progression, which will be woven into the plans according to the direction the children take the theme.

The knowledge and skills are developed by providing:

  • a safe and secure learning environment that allows children to develop positive relationships with adults and peers. 

  • high quality continuous provision for all 7 areas of the curriculum which are enhanced and developed according to the children’s interest and skill requirements. 

  • a learning environment that promotes independences, allowing children to take risks and learn from their mistakes.

  • learning experiences that draw upon the community in which the children live and their cultural backgrounds and build on the characteristics of effective learning.

  • high quality interactions with adults that impact on the progress of all children and enrich their learning by modelling, questioning and developing language skills. 

  • time for children to practise and consolidate skills and develop knowledge through child initiated learning and play.

  • effective feedback to help facilitate next steps in learning and to develop children’s own skills to become reflective learners.

  • a curriculum that meets the needs of all children through discussions with parents and observations made at home and school.

  • a balance of child-initiated and adult-directed activities throughout the week which is adapted throughout the year to meet the needs of the children.


Story time ~ Children will experience a range of different quality text selected to develop children’s understanding of the world and different cultures, to enhance vocabulary and to explore the children’s own interests with the aim to nurture ‘a life-long love of reading’.  

Phonics ~ Phonics is an integral part of all teaching and we build firm foundations for understanding and using phonics in reading and writing in EYFS. We regularly send home and use phonetically decodable texts to review and revise phonemes that have been taught.

Maths ~ The children develop the key skills of number, calculation and shape so that pupils develop deep understanding and the acquisition of mathematical language. 



PE ~ Children will have weekly sessions that are planned to develop skills in negotiating space, strength, balance and coordination. These sessions will either be gym or games based.  

Linked Provision ~ Children will have directed tasks to develop fine motor skills which will include using scissors and developing pincer skills.

Music ~ Children will have the opportunity to explore sound, play percussion instruments and learn songs linked to current themes and interests.


We aim that all children will make accelerated progress from their starting point and reach their full potential. 


Welcome to The Early Years

We know that children learn best when they are happy, feel safe and have meaningful and secure relationships with their peers and adults. Ultimately children need to feel loved to feel unique. Each child starting school brings with them their own unique identity, interests, family, likes and dislikes.

Within the EYFS, we aim to create positive relationships and attitudes, knowing each child’s starting point, building on what they know and identifying what support and encouragement they need to become lifelong learners.

We want all our children to be motivated and highly engaged in their learning and to develop and nurture their emotional well-being. Building on their language and developing vocabulary to make every child succeed.

We know that good Early Years learning happens inside and outside and young children learn best through play, exploration, active learning, creativity and curiosity for the world around them.

Through the 7 areas of learning in the Foundation Stage our children have opportunities to practice, rehearse and learn skills through inside and outdoor activities. They learn to collaborate and build self-confidence and resilience in the face of challenges.

Our continuous provision offers children the opportunity to apply and reinforce skills as well as practice and refine what they know, offering challenge to develop new skills through challenge.

We have 6 classes in our Early Years and 2 outside areas. We work closely together as a team planning and creating the best environment we can to ensure all our children get the best possible start to their education.

Welcome to our school family.

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