Early Years Foundation Stage

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

The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

At Grove Street Primary & Nursery School we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum which enables our children to learn and develop skills, attitudes and understanding in these areas of learning:

The prime areas:

  • Personal, Emotional and Social Development. (PSED)
  • Communication and Language. (CL)
  • Physical development
    The specific areas are:
  • Mathematics.
  • Literacy.
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Art and Design
    Throughout the EYFS we plan activities to give children learning experiences and opportunities to work towards the Early Learning Goals and prepare them for the National Curriculum. Teaching and learning will take place within the classroom and outside areas. Within these areas children will participate in a variety of activities, both with an adult and independently.
     At Grove Street Primary & Nursery School we seek to provide a secure foundation through learning and development opportunities which are planned around the needs and interests of each individual child and are assessed and reviewed regularly’ (Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2014)


Early Adopter School

We are an Early Adopter school and are very excited about working with the new Early Years curriculum this year. Follow the link below to take a look at what thus looks like.


Follow the links below to our EYFS Class pages to see what learning looks like in each of our wonderful classrooms.


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