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Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

Our Early Years Foundation Subject Lead is Mrs. Horsfield

Welcome to Early Years Foundation Stage


The Early Years Foundation Stage is the education period for young people from birth to the age of 5 years old. In our Foundation Stage at St Edward's Catholic Primary we have one reception class called the St Edward's Class.

What some of the St Edward's Class children love about their school.....


Ava-Rose: I like playing with the curriculum toys in class.

David: At St Edward's, I love playing with my friends.

Izzy: I love working together with my friends in St Edward's class.

Sophia: I love to show love to others at school.

Hannah: I enjoy learning to count.

Sapphire: I look forward to learning new things.

Jack: Everything we do in class, makes me happy.


Our Expectations in EYFS.....


heart To have lots of fun in our learning and to make wonderful memories together. 

heart To use our School Gospel Values of Love, Kindness, Respect, Forgiveness, Achieve and Trust.

heart To have a positive attitude towards our learning and to embrace new challenges. 

heart To become independent learners over the year.

heart To achieve in God's love.

Seven Areas of Learning


The development of the children’s seven areas of learning are crucial at this age and stage of their development. Through the development of the seven areas there must be a focus on the characteristics of learning, particularly with reading and writing. The speaking aspect of communication and language is always our key focus so we will be developing children’s speaking through language rich, story based learning and building on the children’s first hand experiences. This is where the role of the adult and the environment are paramount alongside high quality continuous provision and well-thought out enhanced provision.


Each area of learning and development must be implemented through planned, purposeful play and through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activity. Play is essential for children’s development, building their confidence as they learn to explore, to think about problems, and relate to others. Children learn by leading their own play, and by taking part in play which is guided by adults. There is an ongoing judgement to be made by practitioners about the balance between activities led by children, and activities led or guided by adults. Practitioners must respond to each child’s emerging needs and interests, guiding their development through warm, positive interaction. As children grow older, and as their development allows, it is expected that the balance will gradually shift towards more activities led by adults, to help children prepare for more formal learning, ready for Year 1.

EYFS Policy

Maths Online Resources



Top Marks

Maths Whizz


Reading for Enjoyment



CBeebies Stories

Fun with Spot



Other Useful Resources


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Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address Barham Court, Teston, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Edward's Catholic Primary School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.