Early Years Foundation Stage

” For in each day, if we truly believe in the magic of children, if we truly know that childhood needs choice and an immersions in creativity, collaborations and curiosity, then these moments will show themselves.” Greg Bottrill

“The starting point must be the needs and characteristics of the child” Starting with the quality:
The Rumbold report 1990


At Little Paxton Primary School, our purpose  is to value every child as a unique individual.  We strive to support children to develop a secure foundation needed for good progress throught school and life.


oUR aims FOR OUR early years CHILDREN

We aim to ensure that each child is happy, secure and feels safe. That they are:

.  Independent, self-assured risk takers

. Good Communicators

. Confident and resilient

.  Excited and motivated to learn

.  Curious and have an interest in the world and the people which inhabit it

.  Socailly and culturally aware

Our aim is to work with you; together we can give your child the best start in life.








oUR content FOR OUR Early years

Our Early Years setting follows the curriculum as set out in the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)  that applies from September 2021. The Eyfs framework includes 7 areas of learning and development which are equally important and interconnected,  We have a broad and balanced curriculum plan which we refine dependent upon the cohorts each year. Learning takes place inside and outside. There is a balance between adult – initiated experiences, guided teaching, guided learning and child – initiated  experiences. Adults take children’s interests and strengths as a starting point.





end of year expectations

This page provides information for parents and carers on the end of year expectations for Reception children in our school.
These expectations have been identified as being the minimum requirements your child must meet in order to ensure continued progress throughout the following year, Year 1. All objectives will be worked on throughout the year and some will be the focus of direct teaching. Any extra support you can provide in helping your child to achieve these is greatly valued.
If you have any queries regarding the content of the page or would like to discuss the best way to support your child, please talk to your child’s teacher.





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Location: Gordon Road, Little Paxton, PE19 6NG

Telephone: 01480 375600


School Hours: M-F: 8:50am - 3:15pm

School Office open: M-F: 8.15am - 4pm