Early Years Foundation Stage

β€œThe ladder of education can never be secure unless that first rung is firmly in place”.

At St Augustine’s RC Primary School, we strive to inspire, engage and nurture each unique child so they grow to become resilient, confident, curious and self-assured individuals.

We endeavour to work seamlessly together to ensure every child reaches their full potential in a warm and caring emotional, indoor and outdoor learning environment. This reflects our goal for every child to grow as competent, independent learners.

The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) sets out the learning and development stages for children as they grow from birth to five years. For those working in the early years -whether in a nursery, pre-school, a childminder or in a reception class in school – the EYFS outlines what they need to do to support your child.

The EYFS is all about developing key skills. There are 7 areas of learning which are as follows:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional development
  • Physical development
  • Communication and Language
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and design

This year we are an ‘Early Adopter’ school, which means we are piloting the new Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. We are also continuing to pilot the Reception Baseline to help inform teacher’s planning and assessment and to track children’s progress.

Making poppies

Exploring Baptism

Building a pirate ship