Early Years Foundation Stage

The foundation stage is the first part of the National Curriculum, focussing on the
distinct needs of children aged three to the end of the reception year in primary

It starts the essential partnership between families and school and underpins all
future learning. Children are encouraged to become independent in managing their
own needs, establishing new relationships and developing a positive approach to
learning. Children develop their learning through planned and spontaneous play
activities. We provide a safe atmosphere that is caring, supportive, inviting and
stimulating, where children are eager to participate and become motivated and
enthusiastic learners.

Aims Of Our Foundation Stage

We aim to support, foster, promote and develop children’s;

  • Independence – both physically and intellectually
  • Personal, social and emotional well-being
  • Positive attitudes and dispositions towards their learning
  • Social skills
  • Speaking and listening
  • Attention skills and persistence
  • Language for communication
  • Reading and writing
  • Mathematics
  • Knowledge and understanding of the world
  • Physical development
  • Creative development
  • Play

We follow the Governments EYFS development matters 2012 guidelines and Early
Years outcomes 2013

Foundation Stage Planning Overviews

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