Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (Reception)

In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) we aim to provide a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum which addresses the children ‘s social, emotional, physical, intellectual, moral and cultural development within a safe, secure, stimulating environment.

Our curriculum enables the child to learn and develop skills, attitudes and understanding in these areas of learning, the prime areas being:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language and Physical Development

The specific areas are:

Mathematics, Literacy, Understanding the World and Expressive Art and Design

Throughout the EYFS we plan activities to give children learning experiences and opportunities to work towards the Early Learning Goals and prepare them for the National Curriculum. Teaching and learning will take place within the classroom and outside area. Within these areas children will participate in a variety of activities, both with an adult and independently.

The EYFS is based upon four principles:

  • A unique child. We recognise that every child is a competent learner who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured. We recognise that children develop in individual ways and at varying rates. Children’s attitudes and dispositions to learning are influenced by feedback from others; we use praise and encouragement as well as celebration and rewards to encourage and develop a positive attitude to learning
  • Positive relationships. We recognise that children learn to be strong and independent from secure relationships and aim to develop caring, respectful and professional relationships with the children and their families.
  • Enabling environments. We recognise that the environment plays a key role in supporting and extending the children’s development. Through observations we assess the children’s interests, stages of development and learning needs before planning activities and experiences to extend their learning.
  • Learning and development. The Foundation department is organised to allow children to explore and learn securely and safely. There are areas where the children can be active or quiet. The department is set up in learning areas where children are able to find and locate equipment and resources independently.







Miss Jenny Darby






Mrs Jess Gregory-Smith

Head of Year





Mrs Chantelle Challis