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Early Years Foundation Stage

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Planning Our Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum


Our curriculum is designed around the needs of our young children and is organised into seven areas of Learning and Development.


These are:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Physical Development

  • Communication and Language

  • Mathematics

  • Literacy

  • Understanding the World

  • Expressive Arts & Design


Here are the main components of each of the seven areas.

Personal, Social and Emotional experiences are about:

  • Self confidence & awareness

  • Managing feelings and behaviour

  • Making relationships


Physical Development experiences are about:

  • Moving and handling

  • Health and self care

  • Developing an awareness of different parts of the body


Communication and Language experiences are about:

  • Listening and attention

  • Understanding
  • Speaking


Literacy experiences are about:

  • Reading
  • Writing


Mathematics experiences are about:

  • Numbers
  • Shapes, space and measures


Understanding the World experiences are about:

  • People and communities

  • The world

  • Technology


Expressive Arts & Design experiences are about:

  • Exploring and using media and materials

  • Being imaginative


We plan through a topic based approach. To keep you well informed our topics and activities are displayed:-

  • On the Notice Board in the cloakroom (topic)
  • In the classroom (Medium term/weekly Planning)

Throughout the year we organise exciting activities, outings and visits/visitors to enhance the children’s learning. We also invite parents to come in and share different events and learning oppertunities. 

Reception Classrooms