Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum - Reception Class

Early Years is arguably the most important part of a child's education. Through following the areas of the curriculum we aim to enable children to develop the building blocks which will aid them throughout their entire education.

The vast majority of learning takes place through play. A variety of activities will be organised for the children in order to spark their interest in learning.

Although at our school we have mixed-age classes, the pupils in the Early Years have continuous provision; that is they are always surrounded by their learning and have access to it throughout the day.

In the Early Years Foundation Stage we look at three Prime areas and four Specific areas of learning and development.

 Prime Areas

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Making relationships
  • Self-Confidence and self-awareness
  • Managing feelings and behaviour

Physical Development

  • Moving and handling
  • Health and self-care

Communication and Language

  • Listening and attention
  • Understanding
  • Speaking


Specific Areas


  • Reading
  • Writing


  • Numbers
  • Shape, space and measure

Understanding the World

  • People and communities
  • The world
  • Technology

Expressive Arts and Design

  • Exploring and using media and materials
  • Being imaginative


Please find below our Curriculum Coverage and further information.

File icon: pdf EYFS Framework Parents Guide.pdf [pdf 725KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf EYFS_STATUTORY_FRAMEWORK_2017.pdf [pdf 551KB] Click to download