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Early Years Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage is a 0 - 5 curriculum: children in both Nursery and Reception are taught skills and knowledge from the 7 areas of learning, and are then assessed at the end of Reception to see if they have met the Early Learning Goals.  These statements outline the age related expectations for children at the end of the Foundation Stage.


Not all children arrive at school with the same experiences, and staff assess children to see what they already know and what they need to learn next.  They record their learning in a 'Learning Journal' that includes photos and observations documenting this journey.


Teachers organise the teaching opportunities around themes that allow the children to make links in their learning.  Please read the Parent Information notes to see what the children are learning about this term, and how parents can help.

Reception Curriculum Evening 2019

The slides from this year's presentation have now been added to the website.  Any questions, please do come and ask a member of staff.