The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework sets out the learning and development stages for children from birth to five years. The children learn across seven areas:

The Prime Areas

  • Personal, Social and Emotional,
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development

The Specific Areas

  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • Understanding the World
  • Creative Arts and Design

Characteristics of Learning

The framework supports children’s learning and development through:

Playing and exploring, active learning, creating and thinking critically

Through these characteristics we aim to develop children into resilient, independent, enthusiastic learners who are willing to have a go, take risks and keep trying.

For further details please refer to: The Early Years Parent’s guide.

EYFS Documents

Reception Homework

Children are given weekly phonics and mathematics homework using the “Education City” online learning platform.

Once the children are familiar with a number of letter sounds and can blend them together, they are given reading books every week. Parents are asked to read with their children each night if possible.

Bug Club Phonics