Early Years Foundation Stage


The E.Y.F.S. is the stage of education for children from birth to the

end of the Foundation Year.  It is based on the recognition that

children learn best through play and active learning.  



























Meet the team...

The E.Y.F.S. Curriculum has four  themes, these are:


  • A unique child

  • Positive relationships

  • Enabling environments

  • Learning and development


Within the theme of Learning and Development there are six areas.  All areas are connected to one another and are equally important.


  • Personal, social and emotional development

  • Communication, language & literacy

  • Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy

  • Knowledge and understanding of the world

  • Physical development

  • Creative development


Personal, Social and Emotional Development

The children will be learning to:


  • Become self-confident

  • Take an interest in things

  • Know what their own needs are

  • Dress and undress independently

  • Become independent

  • Tell the difference between right and wrong


Communication, Language and Literacy

The children will be learning to:


  • Talk confidently and clearly

  • Enjoy listening to stories, songs and poems

  • Hear and say sounds, and link them to the alphabet

  • Read and write familiar words

  • Learn to use a pencil effectively.


Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy

The children will be learning to:


  • Develop an understanding of maths through stories, songs, games and imaginative play

  • Become comfortable with numbers and with ideas such as ‘heavier than’ or ‘bigger’

  • Be aware of shapes and space.


Knowledge and Understanding of the World

The children will:


  • Explore and find out about the world around them, asking questions about it

  • Build with different materials, know about everyday technology and learn what it is used for

  • Find out about past events in their lives and their families’ lives

  • Find out about different cultures and beliefs


Creative Development

The children will explore:


  • Colours and shapes

  • Making things

  • Role play

  • Making music


Physical Development

The children will explore how to:


  • Move confidently

  • Control their body

  • Handle equipment


The first few weeks

We will find out what the children already know and can do and use this information to help us develop an individual learning programme for each child.   We  value any contributions Parents or Carers would like to make in helping us get to know each child’s needs.


Parents and Carers will be invited to discuss their child’s progress and adjustment to school within the first term at drop in sessions.

Stephanie Boyers

Class Teacher, Squirrels & SENCO

Becky Moffatt

Class Teacher, Hedgehogs

Deena Turney

Learning Support Assistant

Helen Lawlor

Learning Support Assistant

Linda Capp

Learning Support Assistant

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