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Early Years Foundation Stage - Year R

In our Reception Class, children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum set up for children from birth to five years. 


The Early Years Curriculum recognises the ways in which the child engages with other people and their environment. It is built on the three characteristics of effective learning; playing & exploring, active learning, and creating & thinking critically. These underpin the learning and development across all areas and support the child to remain an effective and motivated learner.


The three prime areas; Personal, Social & Emotional Development, Communication & Language and Physical Development begin to develop quickly in response to relationships and experiences, and run through and support learning in all other areas. The prime areas continue to be fundamental throughout the EYFS.

The four specific areas: Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding of the World and Expressive Arts & Design include essential skills and knowledge. They build on the foundations of the prime areas, and provide important contexts for learning.


For more information on how we plan and implement the EYFS curriculum at Felbridge Primary School, please see the document below.

As part of the induction process for Year R, parents will receive a copy of the booklet below, which explains the curriculum, how our phonics programme works, and gives advice on how to support your child at home. We hope this proves useful and supports you in helping your child to be 'ready for school' in September.

Phonics at Felbridge Primary School

Visit our phonics page to find our more about early reading, our chosen scheme and resources to help you at home.