Early Years Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) applies to children from birth to the end of the Reception year. At St Peter and St Paul children can join the Early Years the September after they are three years old and join Reception in the September after their fourth birthday.

St Peter and St Paul Early Years classes provide a happy and secure environment, with consistent routines, where the children can feel safe and explore rich and diverse learning opportunities. We aim to provide a sound foundation for lifelong learning, enabling the children to become increasingly independent and active learners for life. We look to provide play-based teaching and learning experiences, indoors and outdoors, of the highest quality to excite children about learning and help them to make progress in their skills and knowledge. We look to work in partnership with parents and carers.


The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is made up Prime and Specific learning areas:-

Communication and Language
Listening, attention and understanding
Word reading
Physical Development
Gross motor skills (running, jumping, balancing)
Fine motor skills ( writing, cutting, using tools)
Numerical patterns
Personal, social and emotional development
Self-regulation (understanding their own and others’ feelings, giving focussed attention and following instructions, waiting their turn)
Managing self (becoming confident and independent, managing personal hygiene, dressing, going to the toilet, understanding the rules and right from wrong, making healthy food choices )
Building relationships (forming positive attachments & working cooperatively)
Understanding the World
Past and Present
People Culture and Communities
The Natural World
Expressive Arts and Design
Creating with materials
Being imaginative and expressive
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We are one family who look after and help each other.

We have 5 core values: love, truth, forgiveness, giving and understanding.



Jesus wants us to love one another as he has loved us.

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We can move forward more easily when we are truthful with each other.

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When we forgive one another, we can renew our friendships.

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We think of others without expecting something in return.

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We make an effort to learn about and appreciate other people.

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