Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

At Mayespark Primary School, we believe that our Early Years Foundation Stage is crucial in developing firm foundations.

Our staff work hard to help children achieve their very best and meet the Early Learning Goals set out for them. We do this by presenting them with a range of memorable learning opportunities that they can access inside their classroom and in their outdoor learning garden. Much of their learning is play based and builds on their own experiences.  We strongly believe that a solid partnership between home and school helps children to flourish and we continually encourage parents to engage in their child’s learning.  


Early Years Curriculum  

Our Nursery and Reception follow the EYFS curriculum, which has seven main areas of learning as follows: 

The Prime Areas:- 

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

The Specific Areas:- 

  • Literacy 
  • Mathematics 
  • Understanding the World 
  • Expressive Arts 

Please click on the following links to see the curriculum overviews for this academic year.  



There are many ways in which parents are able to support their child’s learning at home. Please go to the ‘Support for Parents’ tab to find out more.  


Starting School  

If your child is joining our Nursery or Reception this term, you may find the following welcome booklet and powerpoint presentation of help. These were shared during our induction meetings at the end of last year.  

Nursery Powerpoint

Nursery Welcome Booklet

Reception Powerpoint

Reception Welcome Booklet


Early Years Foundation Stage Policy 

If you would like to find out more information about Early Years education at Mayespark, please read our policy below.  

EYFS Policy