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Our Early Years Curriculum

At Maylandsea Primary School, we believe that the Early Years Foundation Stage is crucial in securing the solid foundations that children are going to build upon. It is our intent that the children who enter our early years setting will develop physically, verbally, cognitively and emotionally whilst embedding positive attitudes towards school and learning.  All children deserve to be valued as individuals and we are passionate about allowing all our children to achieve their full, unique potential. We recognise that children develop at different rates and it is our role as educators to guide them along their own learning path. In our Reception class, children follow the national Early Years Curriculum which encompasses seven main areas of learning-


The Prime Areas:-

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development

The Specific Areas:-

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts


Children's learning is practical and playful with lots of support and challenge from adults throughout our class sessions, our small group sessions and working with individuals. There is a combination of adult-led, teacher taught sessions as well as a wealth of stimulating, continuous provision opportunities.


We ensure that our children are assessed continuously, through accurate and careful observations. These assessments provide us with information for future planning and help us identify children’s individual next steps in learning. Assessments help us, as practitioners, to ensure that learning is embedded and that all the children continue to make the best possible progress.