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Early Years Foundation Stage

Welcome to the Early Years!

Early Years Foundation Stage Aims:

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life. 


The EYFS seeks to provide:

  • Quality and consistency in all early years settings, so that every child makes good progress and no child gets left behind.
  • A secure foundation through planning for the learning and development of each individual child, assessing and reviewing what they have learnt regularly.
  • Partnership working between practitioners and with parents and/or carers.
  • Equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice, ensuring every child in included and supported.

Please click the links below to see an overview of the learning we cover throughout the year. We are flexible with the topics we teach, reflecting and following the children's interests. Both Classes use quality texts to engage the children in their learning. We may change the texts we use from time to time. 

We will be covering the government Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. It is a distinct phase of education covering birth to the end of the reception year. Please see links below for further information.

Progression of Skills at Wheatley Primary School