St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

"to inspire, to learn, to love with God"

Welcome to St Joseph's website

Hill Top, Hednesford, Cannock, Staffordshire WS12 1DE

01543 227225

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Early Years Foundation Stage (eYfs)

 There are 7 Areas of Learning in the EYFS Curriculm

 Communication and Language  
Personal, Social and Emotional Development 
Physical development 
Understanding the world 
Expressive arts and design

You can find out more about Early Years in this helpful document for parents... What-to-expect-in-the-EYFS-complete-FINAL-16.09-compressed.pdf (

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Development Matters

The new curriculum has focused statements for Birth-3, 3-4 and Reception.

We look at the statements for our class bracket and we make sure we plan to teach to meet the statements. We also make sure children have the prior knowledge needed by creating long term plans across our phase to ensure children have the tools and skills they need to make good progress. If you would like to look at the the Development Matters documents please follow the link below.

Development Matters - Non-statutory curriculum guidance for the early years foundation stage (

As Reception Class is preparing your child for the transition to KS1 (Year 1 and 2) Below shows an example of how our Curriculum (from Nursery and Reception) links to Year1 and scaffolds your child's learning..

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