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EYFS Curriculum - Nursery and Reception

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The children in the EYFS at Hazlegrove (encompassing Nursery and Reception) are a hugely valuable part of the whole school. 

Their time in school enables them to develop important social and emotional skills and form friendships, which remain throughout their time in Hazlegrove. The children enjoy a range of wonderful experiences with staff who care and nurture each child as an individual.  They make use of our wonderful whole school facilities, including our on-site swimming pool, forest school site, theatre and tennis courts and participate in whole school activities, including assemblies and events.  Children learn and develop through child-initiated topics in a fun and stimulating environment where they are encouraged to explore, ask questions and interact with others.

The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (encompassing Nursery and Reception) is made up of seven areas of learning and development. These are divided into three prime areas and four specific areas.

The three prime areas are:

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

These are then supported by specific areas that strengthen the prime areas. The specific areas are:

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

Development in the prime areas (which should be in place between 3 and 5 years of age) enables the children to go on and master the skills within the specific areas.


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