The Early Years Foundation Stage
Exploratory play is at the heart of our Early Year’s curriculum.
Play and exploration allow our children to become independent, motivated and proud learners.
Children have the opportunity to develop ideas, understand their feelings and build positive
relationships. We provide a safe and stimulating environment where children are encouraged
to ask question and solve problems.
Early Years learning comprises of 7 areas; 3 prime and 4 specific areas of learning:
The prime areas of learning;
• communication and language
• physical development
• personal, social and emotional development
The specific areas of learning are:
• expressive arts and design
We have four reception classes, two classes access three spaces, two indoor and one out
door which the children can freely use during the day.
All adults contribute to the assessment of learning through recorded observations. We
observe three focused children weekly from all classes and parents are encouraged to
contribute to this process by providing photos and sharing experiences of their child’s learning
The school uses 2Simple to record observations and parents are given plenty of opportunities
to come into school and look at these.
Reading Crib Sheet – here
‘Learning to Succeed’