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Reception Year (YR or Early Years)

The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum consists of the prime areas

  • Communication and Language (Listening, Attention, Understanding, Speaking)
  • Physical Development (Gross and Fine Motor Skills)
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development (Self Regulation, Managing Self and Building Relationships)


And also the specific areas

  • Literacy (Comprehension, Word, Writing)
  • Mathematics (Number, Numerical Patterns)
  • Understand the World (Past and Present, People, Culture and Communities and The Natural  World)
  • Expressive Arts and Design (Creating with Materials, Being Imaginative and Expressive)


Our School EYFS Vision:

We offer an irresistible learning environment which inspires the children to become creative and innovative learners through exploring, investigating and problem-solving. By promoting confidence, resilience and independence we provide the children with the skills they need for lifelong learning.


Our School EYFS values:

In Early Years the children learn through play in the continuous indoor and outdoor provision and they are encouraged to be effective learners using the characteristics of effective learning.

We have recently enhanced our early year’s provision in consultation with the Early Excellence Centre. Their research shows that creating spaces that are appealing, continually available and familiar enables the children to deepen their learning by returning to, repeating and extending their ideas over time. The children have access to a high quality environment with carefully selected quality resources covering all aspects of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

This new approach has created a calm learning environment enabling all children to thrive and become independent, resilient and resourceful learners.


EYFS Curriculum:

Every child deserves the best possible start in life and support to fulfil their potential. A child’s experience in the early years has a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right, and it provides the foundation for children to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up. (EYFS Statutory Framework)

The Foundation Stage at Manor Infant School delivers a rich and balanced curriculum in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage Guidance. We value every child as a unique individual and pride ourselves on how we nurture all our children. We adapt our teaching and learning to the individual needs of each child through differentiated resources, the environment and adult support. This ensures every child has a positive start to their learning journey.