EYFS Statutory Framework

Early Years Foundation Stage - Nursery and Reception


The curriculum that we teach in the Nursery and Reception classes meets the requirements set out in the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Our curriculum planning focuses on the seven areas of learning. There are three prime areas; Communication and Language, Physical Development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development. Additional to this are the four specific areas through which the prime areas are strengthened and applied. These specific areas are: Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding of the World and Expressive Arts and Design.


Our school fully supports the principle that young children learn through play, and by engaging in well-planned structured activities. Teaching in the Foundation Stage builds on the experiences of the children in their pre-school learning. We do all we can to build positive partnerships with parents.

During the children’s first term in school, their teacher begins to assess each child. This assessment provides important information and is used to plan future targets for children.


We are well aware that all children need the support of parents and teachers to make good progress in school. We strive to build positive links with the parents with regular parent teacher consultations and an open door policy. This relationship is nurtured throughout their time in Foundation Stage and on into KS1 and KS2.