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St Joseph's Catholic

Primary School

Inspired by the life of St Joseph, we live, love and learn together

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What will we do all day?

In EYFS - Reception Class 1 we follow the 'Development matters statements and Early Learning Goals' The ELGS are what the children are assessed against at the end of their reception year. This document shows you each area of learning and how it progresses from 30- 50 months to 40 -60 months and by the end of the year onto the Early Learning Goals.

How we deliver our curriculum:


“Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.”

Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, Department for Education, March 2012


The EYFS is based on four overarching principles:

  • Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
  • Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.
  • Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers; and
  • Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates.


At Saint Joseph's we provide a rich and stimulating environment based upon purposeful play. Our continuous provision encourages the unique child to develop their own love of learning a love of learning that is then embedded for life! 

Our EYFS curriculum is delivered through carefully planned mini topics. 

Mostly we will be having LOTS of FUN!! We learn inside and outside of our classroom in many different ways....