Early Years Foundation Stage

Our ethos within the Foundation Stage can be described as ‘Learning to play and playing to learn.’  Our days are filled with stimulating sensory play experiences along a different theme each term. It can get busy, noisy and messy but it is always good fun!

We work to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum. The EYFS Curriculum is currently organised into seven areas:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Physical Development
  • Expressive Arts and Design
  • Literacy

We are sensitive to the individual development of each child to ensure that the activities they undertake are suitable for the stage that they have reached.  We aim to stretch our children but not push them beyond their capabilities so they always continue to enjoy learning.

Children’s earliest experiences help to build a secure foundation for learning throughout their school years.  All our activities are planned to ensure maximum learning takes place throughout the day, whilst ongoing observations are completed to assess learning. 

We enjoy a wide variety of activities throughout the week, which are designed to help the children learn new skills, gain confidence and form good relationships with staff and pupils alike.

If you require further information, then please contact the school on 01623 792671.

EYFS Staff Handbook

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