Early Years

Our children's learning journey starts in our Early Years settings. In our Nursery and Reception classes our curriculum is designed to foster curiosity about the world and engender a love of learning. We want the children to engage confidently in the world around them. Our topics have been chosen to give the children the knowledge and skills to understand and negotiate their own world, and to start to explore the wider world beyond their own experience.

Early Years Curriculum Overview


  • Autumn - Home and School
  • Spring - Once Upon A Time Adventures
  • Summer - Our Living World (Animals / Plants)


  • Autumn - On My Doorstep (All About Me / The World Around Me)
  • Spring - All Creatures Great and Small (Minibeasts / Down on the Farm)
  • Summer - Are We There Yet? (Journeys / Into the Woods)

EYFS Framework

In each of our topics our dedicated team of Early Years professionals creates engaging and stimulating opportunities for the children to learn across all seven areas of learning in the Government EYFS framework:

 Prime area of learning  Strands of learning within each area of development
Communication and language Listening, attention and understanding


Personal, social and emotional development (PSED) Self-regulation

Managing self
Building relationships

Physical development Gross motor skills

Fine motor skills

Literacy Comprehension

Word reading

Maths Numbers

Numerical patterns

Understanding the world Past and present

People, culture and communities
The natural world

Expressive arts and design

Creating with materials
Being imaginative and expressive

Early Learning Goals

Within each of these areas of development the Government has defined the Early Learning Goals (ELGs). Teachers assess these for each child at the end of Reception.