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Nursery & Reception

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Our Early Years’ Philosophy is based on a deep understanding of the ways in which children learn: through:

 ‘Playing & Exploring, Doing & ‘Reviewing’ and 'building on what they already know and can do’.

All learning experiences build on from  a ’concrete’, ‘pictorial’ and finally ‘abstract’ process, to ensure each child has a firm understanding of what they have learnt, and that they leave with a secure skill base.

We strive to ensure ‘Our Pupils Make Outstanding PROGRESS’!

There are seven areas of learning within the Early Years Foundation Stage and they cover the main areas of young children’s development.

Our Curriculum

At Woodside we follow the statutory Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework for children aged from birth to five years of age.

Statutory EYFS Areas of Learning and Aspects

Prime Areas (main focus for under threes) Specific Areas

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Making relationships
  • Self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Managing feelings and behaviour


  • Reading
  •  Writing

Physical Development

  • Moving and handling
  • Health and self-care
  • Planning for learning


  • Numbers
  • Shape, space and measure

Communication and Language

  • Listening and attention
  • Understanding
  • Speaking

Understanding the World

  • People and communities
  • The world
  • Technology

Expressive Arts and Design

  • Exploring and using media and materials
  • Being imaginative


















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