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Welcome to EYFS


Class 1 - Miss Slater (Miss Colclough) & Mrs Shorten

Class 2 - Mrs Thomasson, Mrs Williams & Mrs Raiswell


Please click below to see how to help your child at home and what they have been learning about at school


There are four guiding principles that shape practice in our early years setting.  

These are:

  •  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

  • Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates.


EYFS Curriculum

We deliver our curriculum through the 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.

Each area of learning is implemented through the children’s interests. The children will share their interests and from that, the topics are created, allowing the children to take ownership of their learning. 

Within our Reception classes we have a balance of children learning through play and then more formal lessons towards the end of the reception year, so they are ready for the Year 1 curriculum.

We are very fortunate at The Berkeley to have a fantastic learning environment.  We have a large outdoor environment and three indoor areas where the children all have access.  This therefore provides a broad, balanced and exciting curriculum both indoors and outdoors.

Once the children have been observed, either during morning lessons or child–initiated independent activities, the information is then gathered together to create a Learning Journey for each child.  We currently use an Online Learning Journey where Teachers, Teaching Assistants and Parents can all add their observations, videos and pictures of learning taking place both at home and at school.