Early Years

Early Years Foundation Stage at Stoke Heath Primary School

Early Years Foundation Stage is from birth to 5 years. At Stoke Heath Primary school we have a nursery class (3-4 years) and reception class (4-5 years)

Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.

Children will develop the 3 prime areas first.

Communication and language;
Physical development; and
Personal, social and emotional development.

These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s initial development and will enable them to develop their learning further.

As children’s learning develops, the prime areas will help them to acquire skills in 4 specific areas.

Understanding the world; and
Expressive arts and design.

These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. The teaching and supporting staff will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs.

Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.

Spring 19


This term, the children will be focussing on the topic ‘The Animal World’, much of which follows the children’s ideas and interests. However they will be including learning about pets, how to look after them and their different habitats Throughout the term they will be doing lots of creative activities as well as lots of phonics and number activities. We will be focusing on learning a variety of nursery rhymes.


This term the children will be learning about ‘Jobs in our Community’ which focuses on understanding their world and the different jobs people do.  They will also learn about the topic ‘Spring’ which will continue the work on celebrations.  Together these topics will encompass all aspects of Early Years Framework.

Communication, language and literacy skills will continue to be built upon as the children will be involved in the ‘Word Aware’ programme which develops the children understanding and use of language.  They will build on their knowledge of Phase Two and Three Letters and Sounds by blending and segmenting words to support their reading and writing skills.

In Maths, the children will continue to build on their knowledge and understanding addition and subtraction.  They will also be learning about simple measures – capacity; understanding and recognising concepts of full, empty, half and nearly.