Early Years and Foundation Stage

The curriculum in the EYFS is carefully planned with an emphasis on purposeful play through a balance of adult-led and child initiated activities that reflect the special educational needs of our pupils. The EYFS divides the characteristics of effective learning into three areas; engagement, motivation and thinking.

Playing and Exploring – engagement

Through play pupils develop, extend and reinforce their learning experiences. The resources made available to pupils is carefully planned to develop learning through play, and opportunities to repeat experiences promote consolidation of these skills.

Active learning – motivation

We provide an environment that motivates, interests, encourages and challenges pupils in active learning. Within our setting many pupils require support to develop their active learning. By planning for and responding to pupils’ particular interests, we aim to provide an environment that enables our pupils to develop their active learning skills.

Creating and thinking critically – thinking

Many pupils require support to be able to think about or generalise their learning from one situation to another, or make connections in play situations.

Areas of Learning and Development

A carefully structured curriculum has been developed to provide rich, varied and stimulating experiences based on the characteristics of effective learning. Planning in the EYFS reflects the seven areas as outlined in the areas of Learning and Development in the Development Matters Guidance Document (2012) and delivered through the International Primary Curriculum (IPC).


EYFS English curriculum

Policy – EYFS


Contact The School

Brent Knoll School

Perry Rise

SE23 2QU

0208 699 1047

Telephone and speak to one of our admin team Gemma Brownhill, Jenny Elliott, Kyra Williamson or Natasha Turnbull on the number above.

Headteacher: Mr Andy Taylor

Address: Perry Rise,
SE23 2QU

Email: admin@brentknollschool.co.uk

Telephone: 020 8699 1047

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