Early Years

Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

All EYFS children follow “Development Matters” Curriculum which goes from Birth to 5yrs. Curriculum is split into 7 areas of Learning.

Prime areas:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Specific Areas:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive Arts and Design

As well as this – particular focus is paid to developing and encouraging the “Characteristics of Effective Learning”

  • Playing and Exploring
  • Active Learning
  • Creating and Thinking critically

We work hard to harness children’s natural enthusiasm by planning activities and providing resources which link to the interests and favourite topics of the children.

We are great lovers of the outdoors in the EYFS. The children have daily access to our brilliant outdoor learning environment to support their learning. They have construction resources, den making equipment, a mud kitchen, large mark making opportunities and much more out there. We are great believers in outdoor learning at Abbey Primary School!

The children in the EYFS share the same themes and topics and base their half termly learning around these. This year our topics are, All About Me, Festivals and Celebrations, Traditional Tales, The Farm, Pirates and Princesses and Holidays.


Abbey Primary School | Glastonbury Crescent | Mossley Estate | Bloxwich | WS3 2RP
Phone: 01922 710753 | Fax: 01922 404365 | Email: postbox@abbey.walsall.sch.uk
Headteacher: Mr Mark Gilbert