EYFS Reception Information


EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) is a very important stage in a child's development as it is the building blocks to the child's future life experiences, goals and interpretations. Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to be inspired to achieve anything that they put their passion into. 


Children will learn skills, acquire new knowledge and demonstrate their understanding through 7 areas of the development matters.




  • Communication and language; 

  • Physical development; and

  • Personal, social and emotional development.

  • Literacy; 

  • Mathematics;

  • Understanding the world; and 

  • Expressive arts and design.


The classrooms and outside areas are cleverly designed to enable children to explore their learning in all of the 7 areas. The teachers plan for development, extensions and interactions that the children will have in all areas using resources, aspirational language, stem sentences and key questions to extend children's learning. We believe that children should be purposefully interacted with throughout their learning time and so staff spend every explore learning session, exploring with the children in all of our environments.

Children in EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside. It is very important to us that the adults interact with every child throughout the day at multiple places in the classroom and outside area to provide a rich curriculum where all children are supported to achieve. The children also have 3 focus carpet sessions (starting at around 10 minutes and leading onto around 30 minutes) every day tailored to Phonics, Literacy and Maths in order to fully prepare them for their learning journey as they continue into KS1 and KS2.


Reception Baseline Assessment Information


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