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Welcome to Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) - St Francis of Assisi (R Francis)

Our teaching and learning team consists of the following Early Years Practitioners:

Mrs Daubney, Mrs Maggs

EYFS Timetable click here

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We learn from each other and through active play, using our environment indoors and out all the year round!


What are we are learning this year…

We follow the Revised Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum 2012 which is founded on these core principles:

  • every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured;
  • children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships;
  • children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents
  • children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates.


Communication and Language

giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.


Physical Development

helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.


Personal, Social and Emotional Development

providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.



encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.



providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures. 


Understanding the World

guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.


Expressive Arts and Design

enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.


What can parents do to support learning?

We set weekly hometasks to support our learning in school.  Often these are linked to our Phonics work (we follow Letters and Sounds), early reading skills, pre-writing and handwriting and key mathematics skills.

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