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“Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential”.  DfE – Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, 2012

We would like to extend a warm welcome to you and your family.  Thank you for taking the time to look at our EYFS area and we hope you find it useful.  Please contact our school office if you have any questions and we will be happy to help.  We are excited for your child to embark upon their learning journey at Zetland Primary School and become part of our Zetland Family!

At Zetland Primary School we believe that our Early Years Foundation Stage is crucial to developing firm foundations to be built upon throughout their educational journey. 

It is our aim that the children who enter our EYFS develop physically, verbally, emotionally, creatively and intellectually.  We believe all children deserve an education rich in wonder and memorable experiences that allow children’s natural creativity and curiosity to flourish.  We want each child to reach their full potential whilst developing key skills to enable them to become well-rounded and ready to succeed. 

We aim to provide the children with a challenging, safe, active learning environment both indoors and outdoors. 

It is our intent to work in partnership with parents to encourage our children to be confident, happy and independent learners and we encourage all parents to take an active role in helping their child to develop and grow throughout their early years.

We aspire that, as children move into Year One, they have generated a love of learning and enjoyment of school and they have fostered and developed effective attitudes to learning. 

“Children learn best when they are healthy, safe and secure, when their individual needs are met and when they have positive relationships with the adults caring for them”. (EYFS document 2007)

In EYFS, we have both a Nursery and Reception classroom within our setting.  We have two Nursery sessions – Mrs Coupland is our AM Nursery Teacher and Miss Hodgson is our PM Nursery Teacher.  Mrs Al-Dick and Miss Batey support our Nursery children alongside our teaching staff.  Mrs Fellows is our Reception Teacher, supported by Mrs Berry and Mrs Mehta.  Miss Daniell supports our children with speech and language needs and provides emotional support for children through ELSA.

Mrs Fellows is our EYFS Team Leader. 

Mrs Fellows and Mrs Coupland are both the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads for EYFS.

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Throughout Nursery and Reception, your child will follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.  This sets the standards for the learning, development, and care of your child. There are seven areas of learning and development in the EYFS curriculum. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive, to ensure children are ready for their next stage in their school journey.  These three areas, the prime areas, are:

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

We also support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. The specific areas are:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

To read about our topics and curriculum.

NurseryAutumn Medium Term Planning
Spring Medium Term Planning
ReceptionAutumn Medium Term Planning
Spring Medium Term Planning

Please see the attached documents for all information on our Foundation stage

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EYFS Policy EYFS Policy
Toilet & Continence Policy Toilet and Continence Policy
What to expect in EYFS parent guideWhat to expect in EYFS parent guide
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