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At Rockbeare School we offer a rich and stimulating curriculum for our children in the Early Years Foundation stage. It is our intent that every child will develop physically, cognitively, socially and emotionally whilst achieving academic excellence.


We believe that all children should be valued for their individuality. As an inclusive setting we are passionate in allowing children to achieve their full, unique potential. With this in mind, each year is a new starting point by which we carefully develop our flexible EYFS curriculum. Our curriculum follows children’s interests which enables a child to have input in the Learning journeys we embark on.


We strive for our pupils to be healthy, independent, self-regulated learners who positively with others and as such there is a strong emphasis on the prime areas of learning; physical development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Communication and Language, including developing Oracy.


We design our provision in the Early Years to ensure a good balance between adult-directed and child-initiated play to ensure all children are appropriately supported and challenged. Warm and positive relationships between adults and children, consistent routines in an enabling learning environment, and strong relationships between home and school, ensure that our pupils have the best support to achieve their full potential.


By the end of the Reception year we intend for all of our pupils to have achieved at least good progress from their starting points and ensure they have the right skills, knowledge and attributes for a smooth transition to Year 1 and beyond.

Reception Long Term Plan

EYFS Progression Documents