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Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)


Welcome to the wonderful world of Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) at Hutton Rudby Primary School.

EYFS follows a different framework to the rest of the school, and our children learn in different ways that reflect their age, needs and interests. 

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 preschools, nurseries and school reception classes. You can read more about the EYFS Framework here: EYFS Statutory Framework (DfE, 2021)

At Hutton Rudby Primary School, we recognise that all children develop at different rates and learn in different ways. The three characteristics of effective learning are: 

  • Playing and exploring: Children investigate and experience things and ‘have a go’

  • Active Learning: Children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties and enjoy their achievements

  • Creating and thinking critically: Children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas and develop strategies for doing things

In our Reception class, our day is a little more structured with daily teaching inputs in SSP (phonics) and Maths. In September, whilst the children are settling into their new routines these inputs are short and snappy and we spend longer in free-flow. As the year progresses, our inputs become longer and more frequent to enable the children to be school-ready and prepared for the challenges of Year 1. Beyond the classroom, we also enjoy our weekly PE lessons, visits to the farm and we love exploring our very own Nature Area on the school site!

EYFS Curriculum Document

Sports England
Osted Good
ICT Mark
Healthy Schools
Active Mark
Arts Council
The FA

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