Martin Primary School

Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum

Starting school is a big step for all children and their families and we aim to make it a happy and smooth transition.  We offer a wide range of experiences for all children which encourage and stimulate a desire to learn. We pride ourselves on the relationships we build with our children which help them to develop skills enabling them to achieve and succeed.


Our children come from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures and they learn together in an atmosphere of high expectations, mutual respect and friendship underpinned by fundamental British values and our Rights Respecting ethos. We know and value each child in our school and we work hard as a team to ensure that each child achieves their very best in everything they do.


The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) refers to the children in the Nursery and Reception classes at the school.  In the EYFS the children are provided with opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills in the seven areas outlined in the EYFS statutory framework: 

  • personal, social and emotional
  • communication and language
  • physical
  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • understanding the world
  • expressive arts and design.

Below are the early years documents that set out the goals that children in the EYFS should be achieving according to their age.  These documents will also help you to support your child's development at home.



Tapestry is an online programme which allows you to view your child’s progress throughout the EYFS.  You will be provided with login details when your child enters Nursery or Reception.  Your child’s record will be updated regularly with photographs, videos, work and comments from staff.  This learning journey format replaces profile books and forms the basis of your termly progress meeting with your child’s key worker.


The Tapestry website can be accessed here:


To find out more about Tapestry please click on the link below.

If you would like to know more about our curriculum

please contact the school office and the team will be happy to help.