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Witherley Church of England Primary School



Welcome to Witherley's EYFS

Welcome to our EYFS.  The EYFS at Witherley is a busy, happy place to come to learn.  We are proud of all that we do and the great learning that takes place.


There is lots of information about our day and our routines in our Welcome Booklet below.  


Please contact us if you need any further information.


In our EYFS we, plan and assess our children using the DfE 'Early Years Foundation Stage Profile Handbook' and the 'Dimensions' curriculum.  Please click on the link below to take you to the 'Early Years Foundations Stage Profile' document. To follow your child's learning themes please see our half termly Curriculum Newsletter for more details


The Foundation Stage has 7 areas of learning.  The areas of learning are divided into The Prime Areas and The Specific Areas.


The Prime Areas:


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


These areas are taught within the following specific areas:


The Specific Areas:


  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Knowledge of the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design


Characteristics of Effective Learning statements


The characteristics of effective learning in Foundation Stage are:


Playing and exploring 

  • Finding out and exploring
  • Playing with what they know
  • Being willing to have a go

Learning actively

  • Being involved and concentrating
  • Keeping trying
  • Enjoying achieving what they set out to do

Thinking creatively and developing thinking skills 

  • Having their own ideas
  • Making links
  • Choosing to do things
This is the PowerPoint to accompany our parent's reading meeting.  It is in 3 parts due to the size of the document.