Early Years Foundation Stage

Welcome to EYFS
Welcome to Foundation Stage. The class teachers are Mrs McGravie for Green Class and Mr Owen for Red Class, ably assisted by Mrs Bowden, Mrs Bucknell and Mrs Fordham. We are all very much looking forward to working with your child.

Children in our Reception class follow the Foundation Stage curriculum. This curriculum is the fore-runner to the National Curriculum and involves young children experimenting, investigating, and making sense of the world around them through play.

Exciting first-hand experiences, both self-initiated and adult-led, enable the children to develop knowledge, understanding and key skills in all areas of learning which provide a sound basis for later education.

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development (Making Relationships; Self-confidence and self-awareness; Managing Feelings and Behaviour)
  • Communication and Language (Listening and Attention; Understanding; Speaking)
  • Physical Development (Moving and Handling; Health and Self-Care)
  • Literacy (Reading, Writing)
  • Mathematics (Numbers, Shape, Space and Measures)
  • Understanding the World (People and Communities, The World, Technology)
  • Expressive Arts and Design (Exploring and Using Media and Materials; Being Imaginative).

All children participate in three ‘carpet time’ sessions during the day where more formal skills in phonics, reading, writing and maths are taught. They have snack and milk time in the middle of the morning and a story at the end of every day. The rest of the time, the children are able to access all areas of the learning environment both indoors and outside. During this time, the classes mix together, with all staff involved in playing and learning activities.

We use an online assessment and tracking system called Tapestry. Throughout the year an on-going profile of each child’s achievements will be kept based on regular observations. Parents can access this ‘Learning Journey’ and add their own observations and photos through the Tapestry app.


What Are Class 4+ Learning About This Year?

Termly Overview

Term Link
Autumn FS Overview Autumn 2020.pdf


Knowledge Organiser
A Knowledge Organiser is a go-to document for a topic/unit of work: each one identifies the key information that children need to have learned by the end of a topic. It also acts as a tool to support children in retaining and retrieving knowledge for life-long learning.

We have developed our own Knowledge Organisers to support the delivery of the curriculum, with each one starting with knowledge children should already know from previous learning. Each organiser also has a quiz to help children recall the knowledge and a list of technical vocabulary with definitions.

Term Link
Autumn 1 FS (KO) Autumn - Autumn 1 (2020-21) .pdf
Autumn 2 FS (KO) Dark Night, Bright Lights - Autumn 2 (2020-21).pdf
Spring 1  
Spring 2 & Summer 1  
Summer 2  


Termly Topic Maps

Term Link
Autumn 1 FS (TTP) Autumn - Autumn 1 (2020-21) .pdf
Autumn 2 FS (TTP) Dark Night, Bright Lights - Autumn 2 (2020-21).pdf
Spring 1  
Spring 2  
Summer 1  
Summer 2  


Medium Term Planning

Term Link