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EYFS Curriculum

In early years we have our own curriculum, 'The early years foundation stage profile,' that we follow. We work through a variety of statements/outcomes that we tailor our planning to to enable the children to achieve and continue to work where appropriate. By the end of the Reception 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 tasks to track their progress in their relevant working age/stage bands. This is completed in order to understand the needs of individual to ensure they are on track to achieving the Early Learning Goals by the end of the year. 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 what we intend to achieve through the EYFS outcomes which lead our planning as we transform the EYFS outcomes into lessons. 

Spring 1 - Once upon a time medium term plan

Autumn Medium term plan - All about me