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Broadhempston Village Primary School

Early Years Foundation Stage

Early Years Foundation Stage

At Broadhempston we aim  to provide an environment  where learning is stimulating and takes place through play; where children are kept safe, respected and cherished as individuals, treated with kindness, patience and courtesy; where children acquire skills for life and find learning and education fun.

Beech Class is enjoyable, secure and happy, whilst providing educational opportunities to support the developing needs of every child.
We plan around the children’s interests, working closely with parents to meet our children’s individual needs in accordance with the Early Years curriculum.


There are seven areas of learning and development that shape the Early Years Curriculum. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected:


-Communication and Language

-Physical Development 

-Personal, Social and Emotional Development 



-Understanding the World

-Expressive Arts and Design 


In planning and guiding children's activities, we reflect on the different ways that children learn and build these into our practice. Three characteristics of effective teaching and learning are: 


-Playing and Exploring- children investigate and experience things, and 'have a go' 

-Active Learning- children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties, and enjoy achievements 

-Creating and Thinking Critically- children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things


Come and see what we're all about!

Our Curriculum


Please also see individual subject pages on 'Curriculum' tab for our curriculum statements that include EYFS.