Welcome to Early Years Foundation Stage

Our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum is led by play-based learning, both indoors and outside. The children are taught through topics which include traditional stories; space; dinosaurs; families (both human and animals) as well as mini-topics such 'The Gruffalo' and 'Elmer'.  Phonics is taught using the 'Read-Write Inc' scheme by Ruth Miskin, which itself is in line with 'Letters and Sounds'. We talk about things that begin with that particular sound or blend. Children are taught how to form the letters, using a cursive (joined) script, once the sound has been learned.

Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up. 


The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.


Phonics website for parents

 Phonics letter chart for Read Write Inc

Phonics sounds

Phonics handout for Parents