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Foundation Stage

Our main aim within the Early Years Foundation Stage is to deliver a rich, broad and balanced curriculum that challenges and promotes safeguarding and ensures progress for all pupils for their first steps within their learning journey to achieve the best outcomes they can from their starting points. We focus upon the whole child, we encourage children to be independent, to play and explore, be active and think creatively through a range learning opportunities, both indoors and outdoors, that are flexible to follow pupil's unique interests and needs.


At the end of the Reception Year the children will be assessed against the EARLY LEARNING GOALS.




To allow children the time to immerse themselves in a project and become excited by new experiences we take our children on a ‘Learning Adventure’, capturing their imagination and creativity and igniting their enthusiasm and curiosity to learn.


Each Learning Adventure begins with a ‘Good Book’. Texts have been chosen to support the children’s acquisition of core skills as well as providing a springboard for investigation, exploration and creativity. With each Adventure the children will meet familiar and unfamiliar characters some fictional and others living or from the past. They will travel in time, across the country and to faraway imaginary lands, exploring a range of contrasting environments. They will learn about themselves, their locality and our British culture and compare this to the different cultural experiences of people from other countries and religions.


Adventures will be planned to cover the Early Years Framework and we have used ‘Chris Quigley's Key Skills to provide progression for our Long Term Plans.


Each term a trip will springboard children’s learning and visitors will be invited to enrich these experiences.

Should you require more information about our Learning Adventure our teaching staff will be more than happy to discuss it further with you.

Reception Curriculum Overview

Nursery Curriculum Overview