What is Early Years
Foundation Stage?

The Early Years Foundation Stage is a framework for children up to the age of five, setting out seven areas of learning, around which activities are based.  It helps get your child ready for school in addition to preparing them for future learning and success.

What does Early Years Foundation Stage cover?

• Personal, social and emotional development
• Communication and language
• Literacy
• Mathematics
• Understanding the world
• Physical development
• Expressive arts and design

For more in-depth detail on the EYFS curriculum that we follow please look at The British Association for Early Childhood Education material on -

Development matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Academic program

A new topic is started at the beginning of each of the six half terms throughout the academic year.  Please look at our attached Long Term Plans for Kindergarten and Reception to see what exciting themes we are learning about this year.


Further information relating to the school day, uniform, lunches and much more can be found in the kindergarten and Reception handbooks.

School activities

Each term, students are taken on class trips to visit local areas.  The excursions are linked to their topic of the term and reinforce their learning in a practical and real life environment.


We also have visitors who come to school to add to our enriched curriculum.  They can include authors, pantomimes, local business people and parents.

Early-Years-Foundation-Stage-Fire Service
Sirius dog sanctuary with Early-Years-Foundation-Stage

The EYFS team at Silverline is made up of six member of staff who all work very closely together in order to provide the very best start in school for your child.

Mrs. Jenny is our kindergarten leader, supported by Mrs. Elenie and Mrs. Maria.  In Reception, we have Mrs. Agni who is supported by Mr. Tony and Mrs. Yiota.

We hope that you find us to be a very helpful and supportive team, who is committed to educating your child to their greatest potential.  We have an open door policy and welcome you to come into school or contact us with any queries, problems or comments.