EYFS curriculum overview



Early Years Foundation Stage: Nursery and Reception

At Holy Trinity School children in Reception are provided with a stimulating learning environment which encourages learning through play – a fundamental part of early learning.

The school uses the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum to plan learning opportunities in the following areas.

EYFS areas of learning and their associated Early Learning Goals

Characteristics of effective learning:

Playing and exploring – engagement
  • Finding out and exploring
  • Playing with what they know
  • Being willing to ‘have a go’
 Active learning – motivation
  • Being involved and concentrating
  • Keeping trying
  • Enjoying achieving what they set out to do
Creating and thinking critically – thinking
  • Having their own ideas
  • Making links
  • Choosing ways to do things

Prime Areas:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Making relationships
  • Self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Managing feelings and behaviour
Physical Development
  • Moving and handling
  • Health and self-care
Communication and Language
  • Listening and attention
  • Understanding
  • Speaking

Specific Areas:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Numbers
  • Shape, space and measure
Understanding of the world
  • People and communities
  • The world
  • Technology
Expressive Arts and Design
  • Exploring and using media and materials
  • Being imaginative