EYFS Curriculum

At Hintlesham and Chattisham CofE Primary School we are early adopters of the revised EYFS framework, 2020-21.


Under The Early Years Foundation Stage (Exemption from Learning and Development Requirements) and Childcare (Exemption from Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2020, the Secretary of State for Education grants exemption from the following sections of the 2017 Early Years Foundation Stage statutory framework:

a) The educational programmes under EYFS paragraph 1.5; and

b) The early learning goals set out on pages 10 to 12 of the EYFS; and

c) The requirements set out in paragraph 2.6 to 2.11 of the EYFS relating to Assessments and moderation at the end of the reception year – the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile – which requires settings to complete the Profile and submit the same to the local authority.

Hintlesham and Chattisham CofE Primary School will instead follow in full the EYFS reforms early adopter framework.     (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-adopter-schools-eyfs-framework).


Early Years education focuses on 7 areas of learning.

The prime areas of learning are...
CL     Communication and Language
PD     Physical development
PSED  Personal social and emotional development

The specific areas of learning are...
M      Mathematics
EAD    Expressive Arts and Design
UW     Understanding the world


There are 4 key principles that underpin our practice in the Reception Class at Hintlesham and Chattisham CofE Primary School.


A Unique Child  

We recognise that all children are different. We identify and celebrate their strengths and support their areas for development.


Positive Relationships  

Our pupils interact well with each other and with the adults in the school.  We encourage parents to be involved with their child's education.


Enabling Environments  

Our indoor and outdoor areas encourage exploration, investigation and independent learning.  Our displays and resources are well maintained and reflect current learning.


Learning and Development  

Pupils achieve well and make good progress from their starting points. Learning is playful, practical and purposeful and builds upon prior attainment. Our children enjoy coming to school.



Click on the button to watch a film introducing the Early Years setting

EYFS Intent Implementation and Impact 


Term Plan

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