Early Years Curriculum Hollygirt School


EYFS Reception Classes

Our Kindergarten and Reception classes follow the EYFS framework, which covers the following areas of learning:

The prime areas of learning are:

  • Communication and language (listening and attention, understanding and speaking)
  • Physical development (moving and handing, health and self-care)
  • Personal, social and emotional development (self-confidence and self-awareness, managing feelings and behaviour)

The specific areas of learning are:

  • literacy (reading and writing)
  • Mathematics (numbers, shape, space and measures)
  • Understanding the World (people and communities, the world, technology)
  • Expressive arts and design (exploring and using media and materials, being imaginative)

“In the EYFS and the junior school, pupils’ reading ability and the development of language skills are supported well by the skilful teaching of phonics and many opportunities to speak, discuss and write”

ISI Inspection Report, April 2022

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