Early Years

The EYFS applies to children from birth to the end of Reception and is based upon four overarching principles that shape practice in the Early Years setting:

  • A Unique Child
  • Positive Relationships
  • Enabling Environments
  • Learning Development

The Characteristics of Effective Learning support these four principles and are a key part of our Early Years Curriculum. These are grouped into three categories

  • Playing and exploring
  • Active Learning
  • Creating and Thinking Critically

All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. At Osidge we have two Reception classes in our Early Years.

You can find out about a typical school day and lots of other useful information about our Early Years here.

You can find out about our approach to teaching in Reception here.

Read our EYFS policy here.

Curriculum Maps

You can find out about learning in reception here: