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St Mary's Church of England Primary School, Yew Tree Road, Slough, England, SL1 2AR

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  • Nursery: 82%
  • Reception: 87%
  • Year 1: 88%
  • Year 2: 88%
  • Year 3: 93%
  • Year 4: 92%
  • Year 5: 67%
  • Year 6: 90%

Curriculum Overview

What Children in Nursery are Learning This Term. 

 

Curriculum Letters:

Curriculum letters explain in detail what the children in Nursery are learning this term: 

"Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child's experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances." 

 

Statutory Framework for Early Years Foundation Stage 2020 

At St Mary's we aim to:

 

  • Provide a balanced curriculum, based on the EYFS, across the seven curriculum areas, using play as the vehicle for learning;  
  • Promote equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice.  
  • We provide early intervention for those children who require additional support;  
  • Work in partnership with parents and carers;  
  • Plan challenging learning experiences, based on the individual child, informed by observation and assessment and by the children’s own ideas and interests;  
  • Provide opportunities for children to engage in activities that are adult-initiated, child-initiated and adult supported;  
  • Provide a secure and safe learning environment indoors and outdoors. 

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework is organised into seven areas of learning:

The Prime Areas:

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

The Specific Areas:

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


The full Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage can be accessed here: 
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/974907/EYFS_framework_-_March_2021.pdf

 

To support our curriculum planning, we also use Birth to Five Matters. This is non-statutory guidance, which can be accessed here: 
https://birthto5matters.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Birthto5Matters-download.pdf 

To support our curriculum planning, we also use Development Matters. This is non-statutory guidance, which can be accessed here: 

PERSONAL, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE

LITERACY

MATHEMATICS

UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD

EXPRESSIVE ARTS AND DESIGN

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