Early Years Foundation Stage

At Christ Church we maintain the highest of expectations for our children in all aspects of school life. We attribute the upmost importance to fostering a curious and inquisitive nature and a high level of fascination in every child. We constantly promote a love for learning and a thirst for knowledge. We provide our children with a safe, stimulating and enabling environment and assume the role as facilitator of learning, always looking to deepen our children’s thinking and encourage questioning. We nurture the skills our children need to be independent, creative and active life-long learners, who are above all else truly happy.

Characteristics of Learning

> Playing and Exploring – Engagement
> Active Learning – Motivation
> Creating and Thinking Critically – Thinking

Prime Areas

> Personal, Social and Emotional Development
> Physical Development
> Communication and Language

Specific Areas

> Literacy
> Mathematics
> Understanding the World
> Expressive Arts and Design


Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)