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EYFS

EYFS
The Early Years Foundation Stage

We work closely with the local pre-schools and parents to assist us in identifying an accurate baseline and ensuring a smooth transition for all pupils starting school in Reception.

Our practise is largely informed by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework which is adapted to meet the needs of each individual child. This is the statutory guidance on the standards that schools and childcare providers must meet for the learning, development and care of children under 5.

Planned, purposeful play is the foundation of development and learning for young children. It is the way skills are developed and practised. Children take part in a mix of child-initiated and adult led activities.

The curriculum is based upon 7 areas, 3 prime and 4 specific. The prime areas are Personal, Social and Emotional development, Physical Development and Communication and Language. The specific areas are Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

Personal Social and Emotional Development
  • Making relationships
  • Self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Managing feelings and behaviours
Physical development
  • Moving and handling
  • Health and safety and care
Communication and Language
  • Listening and attention
  • Understanding
  • Speaking
Literacy
  • Reading
  • Writing
Maths
  • Numbers
  • Shape, space and measure
Understanding the World
  • People and communities
  • The world
  • Technology
Expressive Arts and Design
  • Exploring media and materials
  • Being imaginative

We assess children at the end of the Reception year against the Foundation stage profile. At the end of the year, progress and attainment will be reported to parents in an Early Years Foundation Stage report.

We develop children’s characteristics of learning throughout the year using Growth Mindset characters. The characteristics of learning include:

  • Playing and Exploring - Finding out and exploring, Playing with what they know, Being willing to have a go.
  • Active Learning - Being involved and concentrating, Keeping trying, Enjoying achieving what they set out to do.
  • Creating and Thinking Critically - Having their own ideas, Making links, Choosing ways to do things.

Latest News

23rd Oct - School is now closed for the autumn half term holiday. We look forward to welcoming pupils and parents back to school on Tuesday 3rd November after the INSET day. Happy holidays!

21st Oct - Today we are pleased to feature in the Cambridge Independent Newspaper with photos and an explanation about our positive mental health curriculum.

19th Oct - We had a great whole school RE day today building up our school journey of 'Understanding Christianity'. Our youngest children learnt about what makes us special and how Jesus is special to Christians. Our older children looked into the topic of what is the 'Good News' of the gospel.

16th Oct - Today, our pupils showcased their positive mental health work as a press photographer visited our school to take socially distanced pictures for the newspaper.

15th Oct - THANK YOU! to the parents who have donated slabs (and the time and effort to install them) to make entry to the school gate less muddy!

13th Oct - Despite to power cut, thank you to everyone who is joining us for the virtual Parents' Evening tonight!

12th Oct - Thanks to Pine class, we will now have on display posters to promote positive thinking including word-web phrases and images. They explored what 'Positive Thinking' means and how we can be more positive in our lives and with other people.

9th Oct - The virtual governor visit today was an opportunity to celebrate all the work we have done this week in conjunction with the YMCA and our cluster schools. Please do ask the children about what they have learnt and how together, we are all promoting positive mental health.

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As per County and national guidance, Petersfield will only close in exceptional circumstances or where instructed to do so. The decision will be made ASAP and displayed first on our school website in the 'Latest News' above.


Covid-19 Coronavirus update - we continue to follow the regularly updated government guidance available via this link. At all times, safety is our highest priority. Please ensure you follow guidance particularly regarding illness, isolation and entry to


The newspaper article about 'Max and Milky make it to Mars' - written by our Book Club volunteer Ute - is here. She has kindly donated a copy of her book to our school library.


Please see our vacancies page for an opportunity for a Playworker.


Run Orwell - now a virtual event for everyone! Click here to visit the website and join in!


Save yourself time naming uniform and raise money for school. Visit www.stikins.co.uk. Quote code 15787


As we explained in a newsletter, we have updates our policies and privacy notice about how we process data in line with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations). Click here for the updated policies.


Is your child due to start school in September 2021? If so, click here to find out more about how to visits and learn about how to apply to join our fantastic school.


Are you interested in being a Governor? Do you have HR or Finance skills? If so, please do visit our Governors' webpage to find out more about the strategic role of our Governors.


Funding for Petersfield - As you may have read in the media, school funding is under threat. Please click here to see the information about how you can continue to help.


We apologise for the intermittent, continuing fault on the phone line which we have again reported to the telephone company. Should you need to reach us, please press '6' immediately the phone is answered. Alternatively email the office.

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