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Salehurst C of E Primary School

Let all that you do be done in Love. – 1 Corinthians – 16:14.

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Early Years Foundation Stage

All Early Years' providers are required to abide by the standards for children's learning, development and care as set out in the 'Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage'.


At Salehurst, our youngest pupils are provided with stimulating indoor and outdoor learning environments, enabling them to learn effectively by:


* playing and exploring

* being active learners

* developing the ability to be creative and think critically


In compliance with the 'Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage', we plan activities and learning opportunities that enable our pupils to develop their skills, knowledge and interests in the following areas:

Characteristics of Effective Learning

Prime Areas

Specific Areas

Playing and Exploring: Children investigate 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. 

Communication and Language

* Listening, attention and understanding

* Speaking

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

* Self-regulation

* Managing self

* Building relationships

Physical Development

* Gross motor skills

* Fine motor skills


* Comprehension

* Word reading

* Writing


* Number

* Numerical patterns

Understand the World

* Past and present

* People, culture and communities

* The natural world

Expressive Arts and Design

* Creating with materials

* Being imaginative and expressive


The detail of our Salehurst EYFS Curriculum can be found here: