St Agnes

St Agnes Primary School St Agnes Primary School

The family of St Agnes loves, learns and grows together as followers of Jesus.

EYFS Curriculum


Children in our nursery and reception class follow the revised Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. This lays a secure foundation for future learning that is planned around the individual needs and interests of the child. At St Agnes’ we recognise that children learn and develop in different ways and have their own learning styles.  They learn by playing, exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outdoors. There is a mixture of child initiated and teacher led learning opportunities.

Children are taught the social skills of sharing and caring, following instructions and are encouraged to develop their speaking and listening skills.

There are three Prime Areas of learning and development:

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


These prime areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.

Children are also supported in 4 specific areas, through which the 3 prime areas are strengthened and applied. These are:

  • Literacy;
  • Mathematics;
  • Understanding the world; and
  • Expressive arts and design. 

All our children have access to a stimulating and challenging environment that has a strong emphasis on learning through play and first hand experiences. Our planning is based on the principle that children learn most effectively when they are interested and motivated by the activities they engage with. Therefore children’s individual interests are used as a basis for our planning. A balance of planned adult-led activities and child- initiated activities ensures developmentally appropriate differentiation and challenge.

What to Expect When booklet



Nursery Curriculum Maps:

Nursery Curriculum Map Autumn 1 2020

Nursery Curriculum Map Autumn 2 2020

Nursery Curriculum Map Spring 1 2021


 Nursery Newsletters

Autumn 1 2020



Reception Curriculum Maps:

Reception Curriculum Map Autumn 1 2020

Reception Newsletter Autumn 1 2020

Phonics in Reception - Parents Meeting 2020


Developing Independence





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