Early Years

Our aims:

Within the Early Years, we aim to develop a child’s love of learning whilst preparing them for their later school life. We use both children’s interests and the statutory framework to shape our planning and form the basis of our curriculum.

Our Early Years curriculum consists of a wealth of carefully planned opportunities for children to experience, learn and develop independent, transferable skills. It meets the requirements of the educational programmes in the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Areas of learning are detailed below:

  • Communication and language
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive arts and design

The children are given opportunities to learn in both child-initiated and adult-led activities. This combination allows children to gain the necessary knowledge and skills whilst gaining confidence and social skills in a variety of learning situations.


Areas of Learning

Early Learning Goals

Communication and language

Listening, attention and understanding; Speaking

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Self Regulation; Managing Self; Building Relationships

Physical Development

Gross Motor Skills; Fine Motor Skills


Comprehension; Word Reading; Writing


Number; Numerical Patterns

Understanding the world

Past and Present; People, Culture and Communities; The Natural World

Expressive arts and design

Creating With Materials; Being Imaginative and Expressive


Parental Engagement:

In our Early Years, there are lots of opportunities for children to share their learning with their parents across the school year. Observations are regularly shared on our online learning journal, Tapestry and there are suggestions for activities to support learning at home. We also share activities on Learning With Parents. Parents simply click on the link sent by email or text - this makes it accessible and user friendly. Parents can watch a topic video with their child and then there are options for hands on practical activities that are fun to share.


Little Oak Pre-School:

For details of Little Oak Pre-School, please see their website:





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