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Early Years & Foundation Stage

EYFS Long Term Curriculum Overview 2021-2022

EYFS Policy 2021- 2022

Early Reading and Phonics 

Please see the 'Reading and Phonics' area on our curriculum page which provides you with information about Early Reading and Phonics which is at the heart of our curriculum. 


Early Mathematics 

Mathematics in the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum comes under two strands, each of which has an Early Learning Goal attached:



Early Learning Goal:

-Have a deep understanding of number to 10, including the composition of each number; 

-Subitise up to 5

-Automatically recall number bonds up to 5 and some number bonds to 10, including double facts. 


Numerical Patterns

Early Learning Goal 

-Verbally count beyond 20, recognising the pattern of the counting system; 

-Compare quantities up to 10 in different contexts, recognising when one quantity is greater than, less than or the same as the other quantity. 
-Explore and represent patterns within numbers up to 10, including evens and odds, double facts and how quantities can be distributed equally. 


The Early Learning Goals define the level of development children are expected to attain by the end of the Reception year. 


As with all other areas of learning, we strive to make Early Mathematics meaningful, memorable and motivating for the children, with meaningful end points and resources in continuous provision, so that children understand the wider-application of mathematics in the world that we live in. The staff use their knowledge and expertise to plan or a high-quality-learning-environment which provides children with lots of opportunities to explore different aspects of number, numerical pattern and shape, space and measure to learn new concepts. The children have a wide range of structured play resources available to them throughout the year. 


For example; children learn about capacity through their water and sand play indoors and outdoors. They use containers of different sizes and shapes to measure and compare and the adults model the use of these resources and the appropriate mathematical language as they support the children in their play. We strive to ensure our environment is a language-rich environment where children explore these concepts in all that they do. 







EYFS Statutory Framework

What to expect in the EYFS - a guide for parents