The EYFS curriculum

Activities undertaken by the girls in our Early Years Department are cross-curricular, but in our planning, recording and reporting we also follow the Government guidelines of Early Years Foundation Stage Principles, which focuses teaching into seven areas.

The three Prime areas of learning and development:
Communication and language
Physical development
Personal, social and emotional development

To strengthen and apply the three Prime areas, EYFS team supports pupils in four Specific areas:
Literacy
Mathematics
Understanding the world
Expressive arts and design

Girls leave the Foundation Stages confident, caring and courteous with an academic grounding, ready for transition into the Key Stage 1. The vast majority of our EYFS girls continue into Year 1 at Blackheath High Junior School, ensuring a smooth transition surrounded by friendly faces.

"She thoroughly enjoys going to school every day which is a great tribute to the school.  Even when Yasamin is not feeling well she insists on going as she does not want to miss a day."

Nursery School parent

Girls leave the Foundation Stages confident, caring and courteous with an academic grounding, ready for transition into the Key Stage 1 years at Blackheath High School.

"The teachers have created an excellent environment where all the children can learn new things and feel at home at the same time. The school provides a good balance of learning and social activities for the children, and parents are kept informed at all times regarding their children’s progress."  

Reception Class parent