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John Clifford Primary & Nursery School ‘Be your best. Celebrate success. Together we will be successful.’


  • Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum emphasises learning through a process of exploration and play as these are vital learning tools for neurological development. Play and movement are essential to prepare children for creative rigorous thinking as they develop and grow. Learning experiences are created to provide opportunities for learning through direct participation with sensation, movement, feeling and image experiences. Child led activities are set alongside the teaching of key skills in literacy and numeracy. Opportunities for movement play are integral to curriculum provision as they have a significant impact on a child’s overall development. Observation supports early identification and early intervention opportunities. We recognise that all children are different and that one teaching style or belief does not fit all – learning will take place at the appropriate level for individual children’s needs. The aim of our curriculum is to build secure foundations for a child’s learning (academic, physical and emotional), their health and their well-being.


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If you have any questions regarding the curriculum we teach, please contact the school directly.