🌻 Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) 🌻

The EYFS is based on 4 overarching principles which shape good practice in early years settings:

A unique child
Every child is a unique.  They are consistently learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.

Positive relationships
Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.

Enabling environments
Children learn and develop well in environments where their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and yourself as a parent and/or carer.

Children learn and develop in different ways and at different rates
The framework covers the education and care of your child within the early years setting, including children with additional needs.

The activities and experiences that we provide for your child will underpin the skills they need to work towards the Early Learning Goals in the following 7 areas:

Prime Areas:
🌟Communication and language
🌟Physical Development
🌟Personal, social and emotional development

Specific Areas:
🌟Literacy
🌟Mathematics
🌟 Understanding the World
🌟Expressive Art and Design


🍀 EYFS @ All Saints 🍀

Our EYFS consists of a mixed year group of both Nursery and Reception; we also offer 30 hour Nursery places.

At All Saints RC Primary we aim to provide the highest quality care and education for all our children therefore giving them the strong foundation for their future. We aim to ensure that all our children develop into independent and lifelong learners.

In our classroom and beyond

At All Saints we recognise that the environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development. The staff observe the children and assess their interests, development and learning, before planning the next steps for the children –offering challenging but achievable activities and experiences. We provide a stimulating and safe environment both indoors and outdoors. Children are encouraged to find and locate equipment and resources independently.

Outdoor Learning and Forest School

Forest School is a unique approach to learning which offers participants the opportunity to learn through experience in a woodland setting.

Research has shown that outdoor learning supports and extends young people’s problem solving abilities; their ideas in response to new challenges and their resilience to persevere and persist at new tasks. It can develop a love of nature and in turn promote healthier lifestyles through fresh air and physical activity. Much of the process is child initiated, which ensures that children are engaged and motivated to learn, particularly those who find conventional classroom education challenging and this in turn can have a positive impact upon behaviour and attitudes to learning back in the classroom. Children and young people develop holistically through provision of achievable tasks and support to take managed risks in an outdoor setting, which builds upon confidence and self-esteem.


EYFS Documents

EYFS Policy

EYFS Progression of Knowledge

EYFS Curriculum Cycle A

EYFS Curriculum Cycle B