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Early Years Foundation Stage

Here at Holy Cross CofE Primary School we understand what a daunting experience it can be for children and parents at the beginning of primary school, so we ensure we make it a positive and happy start.  Every teacher in the school has worked in a reception class so we are all familiar with how to welcome new reception children.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework and the Development Matters Guidance underpin the experiences and learning that we provide.   We ensure that there is a daily mix of direct, first-hand experience and play-based exploration to prepare our children with the foundation knowledge and skills they will take with them into key stage 1 and beyond.

The children engage in purposeful activities which build on what they already know and allows them to take risks whilst developing independence in their learning.  Our safe and positive learning environment promotes a ‘can do’ attitude and support the development of the whole child throughout the year.

We pride ourselves on positive and supportive relationships with parents and families so that we can share in the growth, development and successes of the children.  Parents are invited to join us in school to see their children showcasing their learning and taking part in themed activities.

EYFS learning for the year

Our knowledge rich curriculum for our EYFS children is based upon the schemes of learning from the Primary Knowledge Curriculum.  This provides our children with the best foundation for future learning within Key Stage One and Two.