Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage

In the Foundation Stage we pride ourselves on giving the children every opportunity to learn through a challenging and varied curriculum, designed to foster our school values; being respectful, resourceful, resilient and responsible.

We use Development Matters as a guide to designing our curriculum and supporting individual children’s learning and development.   Key concepts and vocabulary are mapped out across nursery and reception, ensuring children have the knowledge and skills to dig deeper into their experiences and curiosities. Our curriculum is designed in a way that enables children to build their knowledge and skills in a sequential and systematic way, starting from when they come to nursery and feeding into the Year 1 curriculum.

The full development matters document can be found here.  

In order to support your child in school,  we ask that you help your child become independent in tasks such as dressing/undressing, putting on shoes and socks and doing up zips!  We do not send out formal homework in Early Years, however once your child brings home a reading book and diary, we ask that you read at least three times a week and write in their diary.  If you wish to support your child further in their learning, you can find a list of useful websites, some of which we use in class, here.

Useful Websites:

Alphablocks: Useful for segmenting and blending of words and articulations of phonemes.


Phonics Play: contains phonics games used in class. 


Numberblocks:  A good website for introducing mathematical concepts.


ICT games: Maths and Literacy games from Reception onwards


BBC School Radio: a selection of songs and stories designed for EYFS


Twinkl: You can access some free resources to support learning in all areas.  Sign up is required.