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Welcome to our Early Years Foundation Stage! We hope you enjoy looking around our pages on the Parkview Primary School website. 

The adults that help you learn in the Early Years Foundation Stage:

Mrs Knapp - Nursery Teacher

Miss Jackaman - Reception Teacher and EYFS leader

Mrs Marshall - Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs Wells - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Clarke - 1:1 Teaching Assistant

Miss Cooper- Teaching Assistant  

Please read our Early Years policy for more details about the provision in our setting. Our curriculum statement gives further details of the way we learn. 

Our Curriculum



Pupils in the Nursery and Reception classes follow the Early Years Foundations Stage curriculum.


Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.


Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These are:

  • Communication and language;

  • Physical development; and

  • Personal, social and emotional development.


These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning.


As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:


  • Literacy;

  • Mathematics;

  • Understanding the world; and

  • Expressive arts and design.

Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.


Further details on the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five can be found here:

Launchpad for Literacy


In our Early Years setting, we use Launchpad for Literacy to sit alongside the Curriculum. This gives us specific and targeted approach to:

  • identifying and closing skill gaps in children
  • embedding speech and language interventions
  • ensuring progression for all and clarifying 'Quality First Teaching'
  • creating a firm, broad-base of skill readiness for all aspects of literacy, including Phonics

Launchpad for Literacy is all about children, the skills they have and the skills they need for all aspects of literacy. It is a systematic, skill-based approach, enabling us to:

  • improve outcomes in the Early Years and beyond by creating firm foundations and a broad base of readiness, addressing whole school attainment issues from the ‘bottom-up.’
  • identify and close specific skill gaps with individuals and vulnerable groups, assessing, tracking and quantifying the process of closing the gap.
  • identify speech, language and other developmental needs as soon as possible and to embed specific skill-based intervention into practice and ‘Quality First Teaching.’
  • have a greater level of diagnostic capability, establishing reasons and solutions to underpin informed interventions when literacy acquisition is problematic.


For more information, take a look at the website:


Physical Literacy


Physical literacy as an individual’s ability to move with competence and confidence in a wide variety of physical activities in multiple environments that benefit the healthy development of the whole person. As physical development is a prime area of the Early Years Curriculum, children are assessed in this area and given interventional support where needed. We draw upon expertise from outside providers for this.


Speech Link


Speech Link is used in our setting to identify and support children with developmental speech sound difficulties. It helps us to decide who needs to be seen by a Speech and Language Therapist and helps support staff to work effectively with common speech sound errors.

School Prospectus and Early Years Prospectus found here