Early Years Foundation Stage

Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum page.  This page will give you an overview of our long term plans and an insight into how we plan an ambitious, broad and balanced curriculum in order for our children to achieve the highest standards possible.

‘In play a child is always above his average age, above his daily behaviour, in play, it’s as though he were a head taller than himself ’Lev Vygotsky 1978.

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Our Early Years team meet once per week to consider long term plans, children’s stages in development and current interests in order to plan relevant activities and experiences for children.  Key workers work with their key children, developing a deep understand of their abilities.  This enables Key workers to set ambitious but achievable targets for children every half term.

Classroom resources and enhancements are organised to ensure children are able to apply different levels of challenge to enhance their progress.  Enhancements will initially link to a loose theme, however, will evolve over the half term.  This enables children to steer their own learning based upon their interests, thus improving levels of engagement and motivation.

All staff are highly trained, using strategies to enhance children’s thinking, communication and language.   Children are supported to extended their knowledge and understanding through high quality interactions.  Practitioners narrate and comment on children’s early play, extend and model correct sentences and add suitable questions to enhance children’s sustained thinking.  These moments will often be unplanned spontaneous moments starting from the child.  Additionally,  we endeavor to close the vocabulary gap for the most disadvantaged children, changing life trajectories for these children.  Our key texts are chosen because of the rich language they immerse the children with.  Vocabulary development is carefully planned to ensure good coverage throughout children’s time in EYFS.

The curriculum is planned for both the inside and outside classrooms and equal importance is given to learning in both areas. The curriculum is planned in a cross-curricular way and enhanced by culturally diverse, engaging texts which enrich children’s understanding of the world.   All aspects of the EYFS are carefully planned to ensure children have the opportunity to develop and build on skills over time, ensuring they are ready to engage with the National Curriculum in Year One.

For a more detailed and up to date view of what we have been learning, please visit our class pages.




We endeavor to provide children with good foundations in order to access learning in the National Curriculum and beyond.


Please click on and explore our long term plans by clicking the links below.

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