Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum 

Useful documents and guidance:

EYFS Framework

Development Matters (EYFS non statutory guidance)

Learning Plans

In these early days of full time education children learn to develop the necessary skills that will enable them to access learning and become effective learners. The curriculum is designed to develop a broad range of skills and focuses on three prime areas of learning:
  • communication and language,
  • physical development and personal,
  • social and emotional development,
and specific areas of learning:
  • literacy ( reading and writing),
  • mathematics,
  • understanding the world
  • expressive arts.

Children have access to full range of resources and interesting opportunities with which to:
  • create and develop individual creativity;
  • problem solve;
  • adapt and expand their ideas.
The curriculum is taught in focused sessions for short periods either in whole class, small groups or 1:1. Independent exploration of learning is encouraged through providing continuous access to resources and ideas enabling children to choose to engage in learning at their own level of interest, ability and individuality, at a time that motivates them. previously taught skills and materials are available to allow the children to access activities again providing them with lots of opportunity to practise.

Phonics ( Read Write Inc) is taught daily and children are immersed in an environment that values and prioritises literacy and numeracy through active and creative learning. The doors are always open to the outdoor space and we regularly spend time in our school grounds and at the local beach.

Priceless moments occur every day in Reception so the magic of being a 4 and 5 year old is captured, valued and exploited to motivate and inspire learning. Learning in Reception is based around changing themes which children contribute to and are interested in; these themes include: Marvellous Me; Traditional tales; Our wonderful world of Animals;  Dive into Books; Growing; and Minibeasts. The EYFS curriculum is woven onto learning plans and is supported by the environment, quality resources and a skilful staff team.




Our Values

We aim to teach the children at Haverigg Primary School how to behave well and to be considerate and self-disciplined individuals.

We highlight different values throughout the year to provide children with the language and understanding to maintain these values.