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Margaret Wix Primary School

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Curriculum newsletters and Class information

In early years we follow, 'The early years foundation stage profile.’ We plan carefully using a variety of statements/outcomes, to allow the children to achieve and continue to work where appropriate. By the end of the Reception school year, we aim for the children to have achieved all Early Learning Goals. Throughout the year we will observe the development of children through play and Adult directed tasks, to track their progress in their relevant working age/stage bands. This is completed in order to understand, the needs of each individual, ultimately to ensure they are on track to achieve the Early Learning Goals.


Characteristics of Effective Learning (CoEL) are another key element in Early Years. CoEL advocate that in planning and guiding children’s activities, practitioners must reflect on the different ways that children learn, and then reflect these in their practice. A child’s individual learning characteristic will determine the way they respond to both the teaching and learning taking place in the environment.  

The three characteristics of effective teaching and learning identified by the EYFS are:

  • Playing and Exploring - children investigate and experience things, and ‘have a go’;
  • Active learning - children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties, and enjoy achievements; and
  • Creating and Thinking critically - children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things.

A report of how your child has demonstrated these throughout the year, is given in their summer school report.


Below, you will see the medium term plans for each term. You will evidently see our coverage for the term and how we intend to achieve the early years outcomes. 

Long term plans

Summer curriculum letter 2021

Autumn curriculum letter 2020

EYFS outcomes