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Stowford School

Stowford School

EYFS Curriculum

Children from nursery into school start with the Early Years foundation Stage Curriculum.  Children are provided with a stimulating learning environment which encourages learning through play – a fundamental part of early learning. The school uses the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum to plan learning opportunities in the following areas:


Characteristics of Learning

Prime Areas

Specific Areas

 Playing and exploring – engagement

 Finding out and exploring

 Playing with what they know

 Being willing to ‘have a go’


Active learning – motivation

 Being involved and concentrating

 Keeping trying

 Enjoying achieving what they set out to do


Creating and thinking critically – thinking

 Having their own ideas

 Making links

 Choosing ways to do things



 Personal, Social and Emotional Development

 Making relationships

 Self-confidence and self-awareness

 Managing feelings and behaviour


Physical Development

 Moving and handling

 Health and self-care


Communication and Language

 Listening and attention

 Understanding

 Speaking





 Reading

 Writing



 Numbers

 Shape, space and measure


Understanding of the world

 People and communities

 The world

 Technology


Expressive Arts and Design

 Exploring and using media and materials

 Being imaginative




Children cover this curriculum through a range of exciting play opportunities both inside and outside in engaging topics such as ‘Nursery Rhymes’ and ‘Dinosaurs’.