Early Years Foundation Stage

Nursery and Reception

During their EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) years, children will learn the over-arching elements – communication and language skills, physical and development skills, as well as personal, social and development skills.

Embedded within these, Literacy, Mathematics, understanding of the world and expressive art will be taught, mostly through games and play amongst their peers.

At Nursery level, our youngest children are introduced to a stimulating school life where enjoyment is one of the main aspects in a programme that initially teaches through play. The school day offers children a range of practical and creative activities and develops oral, literacy and numeracy skills as well as placing emphasis on independence and social interaction.

The Reception year is particularly significant in building the foundations for a child’s continuing educational experience. The classrooms have been specially designed to create an inspiring, warm and nurturing environment. Staff aim to develop children into well-rounded individuals ready for the next stage of their learning journey.

In the Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception), children attend school for a full day and are taught by the class teachers, specialist teachers and teaching assistants.

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