Early Years Foundation Stage


At Nancealverne School we have a Foundation Stage and the children follow the curriculum. Click on the link at the bottom of the page for the Foundation Stage curriculum map. The last year's assessment data is also linked at the bottom of the page.


The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes.


The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework supports an integrated approach to early learning and care. It gives all professionals a set of common principles and commitments to deliver quality early education and childcare experiences to all children.


As well as being the core document for all professionals working in the foundation years, the EYFS framework gives mums and dads confidence that regardless of where they choose for their child’s early education, they can be assured that the same statutory commitments and principles will underpin their child’s learning and development experience.


Our friends are aged from 2-5. Our areas of learning are Communication & Language, Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Mathematics, Literacy, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.


We particularly enjoy our pottery and swimming lessons every week. In our class we have 2 brand new computers and we are enjoying using them to paint and draw. We also use lots of different textures such as shaving foam and cornflour mix to practise our mark making.


As the seasons change, we are starting to learn about Autumn. We have started exploring our school grounds and plan to go on some Autumn walks to collect signs of Autumn, record the sounds we hear and count our findings.


We believe we can learn all this through play, sharing, being part of a team and having lots of fun!