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What does Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

look like at St John's?


At St John's Primary School and Nursery we have our new purpose built nursery (EYFS1), located behind the main school building in Laund Nook with independent access and has a classroom, quiet area, kitchen, toilets and change facilities. It also features outdoor safety play surfaces within a safe fenced area.


In the main building we have three Reception classes (EYFS2) within our open plan Reception area with lots of different areas to explore! We have two cosy book corners, special writing & craft areas (though we love to write wherever we can!), a brilliantly resourced maths area, exciting role play areas, as well as lots of other inviting activities to help us to learn!   


We also have an outside area, so we can learn outside, as well as inside. Our children particularly enjoy baking in our Mud Kitchen and using the scoters. The children have lots of fun learning through play!


Our Nursery staff are Mrs Gallen (class teacher) and Mrs Grigoriu (teaching and learning assistant). Our Reception class teachers are Mrs Smith (EYFS Team Leader), Mrs Woycik and Mrs Christie, and are supported by our Early Years practitioners Miss Fox and Mrs Betterton.


We really love working in EYFS and want your child to be happy. If you have any questions or concerns, please come and see us!   

The Early Years Foundation Stage is organised into seven areas of learning and development, which is split into 17 aspects.

These seven areas are as follows:

PSED - Personal, social, emotional development (developing self-confidence and self-awareness, making relationships as well as managing behaviour and feelings).

CL - Communication and Language (speaking, listening and understanding)

PD - Physical development (moving and handling as well as health and self-care)

LIT - Literacy (reading and writing)

MATHS - Mathematics (numbers, shape, space and measures)

UW - Understanding the World (people and communities, the world and technology)

EAD - Expressive Arts and Design (exploring and using media and materials as well as being imaginative!)


Children are also observed to see how they learn.