EYFS 2021 - 2022

Miss Campbell

“When we succeed in giving every child the best start in their early years, we give them what they need today. We also set them up with every chance of success tomorrow.”   -

Development Matters 2020


At Grove Street Primary School we embed the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, striving for all children to reach their full potential and master the Early Learning Goals and prepare for them for a smooth progression into the National Curriculum . 

Prime Areas:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)

Communication and Language (CL)
Physical development (PD)
  • Self-regulation
  • Managing self
  • Building relationships
  • Listening, attention and understanding.
  • Speaking 
  • Fine Motor
  • Gross Motor
Specific Areas
Literacy Mathematics Understanding the World Expressive Art and Design
  • Word reading
  • Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Numerical pattern
  • Number
  • Past and present
  • People, culture and communities
  • The natural world
  • Creating with materials
  • Being imaginative and expressive


We understand that children are individuals and develop and learn at different rates, we use the characteristics of effective teaching and learning to guide good practice when planning for learning opportunities.


Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning 
Playing and exploring  Active learning  Creating and thinking critically 
- Children investigate and experience things and 'have a go'.  - Children concentrate and keep on trying if they
encounter difficulties, and enjoy achievements
- Children have and develop their own
ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things


We are passionate in ensuring that teaching and learning takes place both indoors and outdoors. Children take the lead on their own learning and highly skilled staff are able to model, scaffold and extend learning opportunities. 

Early Adopter School

We have been an Early Adopter school and have had the experience of working with the new curriculum before it became statutory this year (2021-22). We use Development Matters 2021 to support and guide our curriculum but most importantly recognise that our curriculum needs to be more ambitious than this and personalised to our children and their interests. 

Follow the link below to take a look at the Statutory Framework for EYFS and Development Matters.


Follow the links below to our EYFS Class pages to see what learning looks like in each of our wonderful classrooms as well as explore our curriculum road maps.


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