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The EYFS Curriculum

In Reception, we aim to promote ‘The Characteristics of Effective Learning’ through skills that develop;

  • Engagement
  • Motivation
  • Thinking
  • Independence

to create enthusiastic, resilient and life-long learners.

The curriculum is split into 7 areas; 3 Prime areas and 4 Specific areas:

  • Prime Areas: Personal, social & emotional development (PSED), communication and language (CL) and physical development (PD)
  • Specific Areas: Literacy (L), Maths (M), Understanding the world (UW) and Expressive Arts (EAD)

Children learn through a mix of adult led and child initiated learning. The Foundation Stage Curriculum is based on the recognition that children learn best through play and active learning.

Home Learning

In line with the rest of the school, we encourage your child to spend time reading at home each evening and this can be recorded in their Reading Record Book.

On occasions, we also set homework using Education City and provide our children with a range of online reading books via Bug Club.

Each child is also provided with a home learning book where they have the opportunity to share with the adults in their class amazing achievements that they have achieved at home. This may be from learning how to ride a bike or starting a new extra-curricular club such as swimming. We love sharing all of your children’s successes and they enjoy sharing their news with their peers. We may also set half termly tasks in this book so please look in them regularly.

Water bottles

We ask that your child brings a named water bottle to school each day. These are kept by our sink so that your child has free access to them throughout the day.

PE kits

We ask that your child has their PE kit in school each day of the week as our timetable is subject to change due to the weather and the availability of space. In line with our school uniform policy, they require a pair of plain blue jogging bottoms for the winter months as we may have our lesson outside.

Contacting your class teacher

You will always have the opportunity at the beginning and the end of the day to see your child’s class teacher and discuss with them anything that you need to about your child’s education. However, some conversations may require a scheduled time to discuss details further which can be arranged. All classes also have an email account where you can contact your class teacher directly. They are:





Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum Download

Peartree Spring Primary School
Hydean Way

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Headteacher - Mrs Teresa Skeggs