Early Years Foundation Stage

At The Oaks Community Primary School, we believe that starting school is one of the most important times of a child’s life. As a team, we aim to make this an exciting but also settling experience for both the child and their family. At The Oaks Primary School, we really do believe that a child’s time in the Early Years is a wonderful and memorable learning experience.



Children in the reception class follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS). The curriculum focuses on a balance between adult and child led activities. These opportunities and experiences are planned to meet children’s learning needs and their interests.




At The Oaks, we are fortunate enough to have a large indoor classroom with inviting learning areas created. The classroom is set up with these different learning areas that complement and enhance the EYFS. This includes a writing area, a maths area and a role play/creative area and many more alongside the exciting and stimulating outdoor classroom. The classroom has recently had some building work complete that has enabled Miss Jackson to set up a ‘Construction Room’ where the children have access to block play as well as a number of other resources. We will encourage the children to choose what the next topic will be and activities will be planned around this. Through working as a team with staff, children and families, we aim to create an exciting curriculum where learning is fun and interesting!




The EYFS curriculum ensures that we plan learning opportunities in the following areas:

Prime Areas

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Communication and Language

Physical Development

Specific Areas



Understanding of the World

Expressive Arts and design

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Foundation Years