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Springfield Primary School

Early Years Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework is a government document that all schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers in England must follow. It sets standards for the learning, development and care of your child from birth to 5 years old. The standards ensure your child will learn and develop well and be kept healthy and safe.

Within our Foundation Stage classes, teaching and learning covers the following areas of the Foundation Stage curriculum:

Prime areas

  • Personal, Social, and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language Development
  • Physical Development

Specific areas

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

These prime and specific areas make up the foundation of our Springfield EYFS curriculum. Our rich variety of topic themes, alongside the consideration of interests within the cohort, creates a bespoke curriculum for our children and ensures the best possible outcomes. The EYFS framework identifies the essential role of play in children’s development. It is through both child-led play and play guided by an adult that your child will develop confidence and relationships with others. Through play, our teaching staff will help your child to extend their vocabulary and develop their communication skills. We ensure children foster an enjoyment of, and enthusiasm for, learning at the start of their educational journey. We understand that a happy child will be an effective learner which is why we take time to focus on each child as an individual and ensure we follow their interests to support their learning.

At Springfield Primary School phonics is taught using Essential Letters and Sounds and maths is taught using White Rose.

Find out more about our curriculum by viewing our yearly overview below.

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EYFS Overview