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The Early Years Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage


In Year R your child will continue with the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.  This is the same curriculum they would have been following in their pre school setting.  At the end of the year your child will be assessed against the ‘Early Learning Goals’ for each area within this curriculum.  When assessing your child, we only use evidence gathered during child initiated activities rather than during teacher led learning, as this shows your child's knowledge and understanding.


It is divided into ‘Prime’ and ‘Specific’ areas of learning.  Pupils need to be successful in the Prime areas to be ready to learn and able to achieve in the Specific areas.




These are the Prime areas of learning, and the expectation for the end of the year.

These are the Specific areas, and the end of year expectations.