Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum


In our Reception class, we aim to create a safe and happy environment which provides engaging and enjoyable learning experiences for our children. Through this environment, the children develop their independence and confidence. The children benefit from timely, positive interactions with the adults which both support and extend their learning.  Throughout the year children are working towards achieving the  Early Learning Goals which are the end of year expectation for reception children.


Each week a small group of children become the focus children within the class.  Parents and carers are asked to provide information about their child’s current interests at home. This is a wonderful way for staff to engage with the children in school throughout their focus week.   Teaching moments and interactions are recorded to build a picture of the child’s learning throughout the week.

‘In the Moment’ planning encompasses and develops the four guiding principles of the EYFS Framework:

  • every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured
  • children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships
  • children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences 
  • respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers
  • children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Assessments are recorded using the online Tapestry system and termly tracking takes place to ensure good progress is made.


EYFS Enabling Environments 2020-2021

EYFS Phonics, Maths and RE Overview 2020