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Early Years Foundation Stage

Welcome to our Early Years Foundation Stage

Our Philosophy of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Every child should be provided with a safe and stimulating environment that builds on their individual needs and interests. Children deserve to have a positive start to school and develop their confidence and motivation for learning in the future. Children should have the opportunity to learn through high quality practical play both inside and outside. Learning should be fun, engaging and challenging.

Aims of our Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

Though effective teaching and learning opportunities we will ensure that all children are enabled to:

  • Feel valued and heard as individuals
  • Be independent, curious, creative and resilient learners, researching the world around them, following their own fascinations
  • Be able to identify and communicate their own needs and feelings
  • Respect themselves, each other, their communities and environment
  • Feel safe and secure and have a sense of belonging and strong attachments
  • Establish effective and supportive relationships
  • Have high aspirations, build on their previous best and excel in whatever they choose to do


Curriculum Map

There are seven areas of learning and development that shape educational programmes in early years settings. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Please click on our curriculum map below for an overview of coverage within these areas of learning. 

EYFS Curriculum Map


Our Early Years Team:

Gray Whale Class Teachers 

Miss Fletcher: Monday-Friday

Teaching Assistants

Mrs Greenhead: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Mrs Sayers: Thursday, Friday

Blue Whale Class Teachers 

Mrs Wren: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Mrs Lazenby: Wednesday-Friday 

Teaching Assistants

Mrs Collins: Wednesday

Miss Webb: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.

We also work very closely with the Little Fishes Nursery team. For more information on our Nursery, please take a look at our Nursery section on the school website.

We like to work in partnership with all families, to ensure that all children are happy and settled at school. Please  feel free to talk to any member of the EYFS team at the beginning or end of the day at the gate. 






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