Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum
At Abingdon Primary School we follow the ‘The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage’ (2021). This framework is based upon four overarching principles and seven areas of learning, which underpin our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum at Abingdon.
The four overarching principles are: A Unique Child, Positive Relationships, Enabling Environments and Learning and Development.
There seven areas of learning and development are: Communication and Language, Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design. It is important to note that all areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected.
Each area of learning is implemented through planned, purposeful play, and through a mixture of adult-led and child-initiated actvities. At Abingdon Primary School, we endeavour to provide the children with real life opportunities, and therefore our Curriculum is based on a variety of topics that change throughout the year. We ensure we plan purposeful learning opportunities around various celebrations and things that are happening in the world e.g. Autumn Changes, Christmas, Diwali etc. We try and create real life experiences and ensure this is embedded in our learning environment.
Please see our 'EYFS Long Term Plan 2023-2024' and 'EYFS Policy 2023' below. These documents detail the learning that takes place throughout Reception, and has been made in conjunction with Development Matters 2021. Please note that the topics and themes identified in our 'EYFS Long Term Plan' may change, depending on the children's interests and fascinations. This allows us to personalise their learning experience by creating opportunities for high engagement.