St Mary's RC Primary School

Full of grace, we grow and learn together

Welcome to the EYFS Department

Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfill their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.”

Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage
Department for Education, 2017

At St. Mary’s RC Primary School our aim is to provide children with a wide range of stimulating, creative and challenging early learning experiences within a secure, caring and inclusive environment, both within the classroom and outdoors. We provide children opportunities to explore and enquire: developing their understanding of the world around them through play and child-led activities. We work closely with parents to ensure a smooth transition from home to school and into Year 1 by recognising and planning for each individual child and their unique personality, interests and needs.


EYFS Curriculum

The EYFS Framework explains how and what children need to learn to support healthy development. Learning through play underpins all of the EYFS and the framework is split into the prime and specific areas of learning.

There are three prime areas of learning:

Communication and Language          Physical Development     Personal, Social and Emotional Development

In addition, there are four specific areas of learning:

Literacy           Mathematics            Understanding the World         Expressive Arts and Design 

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What to expect when?

Take a look at our welcome booklet.

St. Mary's Welcome Booklet

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EYFS framework 2019