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Early Years Foundation Stage

Play is the work of the child.

Maria Montessori

An introduction to the Early Years Foundation Stage by the EYFS Leader - Mrs Allen

We believe that play is a child's work and it is only when a child is really engaged in an activity will they be actively learning. We balance adult focussed activities with child initiated learning throughout the day and foster independence, resilience and a growth mindset in the children.

We became Early Adopters in September 2020 of the new EYFS Curriculum Framework. Below you can see the new Early Learning Goals which is what we hope the children will achieve by the end of their Reception Year.

We choose topics or themes to cover that we believe the children will be interested in and enjoy but also take into account individual children's interests. We use a variety of engaging children's books to act as a stimulus for learning. Below is an example of some of the topics your child may cover during their Reception Year.

EYFS Framework