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Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) (Age 4-5)

Children in Reception follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, which is carefully planned to help the children progress towards achieving the knowledge and skills needed for compulsory education at the age of 5. Class 1 provides a safe, happy and stimulating environment in which structured play, exploration and individual choice are at the centre of the children's education. Outdoor play is also an important part of the EYFS curriculum, and we have spent a lot of time and energy in improving provision in Class 1's outdoor area over the last few years.

" The indoor and outdoor learning areas are vibrant and stimulating so that children are eager and enthusiastic and want to learn"  ~Ofsted, June 2015


Construction fun!

Outdoor play











The EYFS Curriculum is a planned programme of learning opportunities to help all children develop individually and make progress in all subject areas.  The curriculum was revised in 2012 and is now divided into seven areas of learning:

Having fun with the wooden bricks

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

During the Reception year, planned learning opportunities are provided to help your child reach a set of ‘Early Learning Goals’.  These particular statements incorporate knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes that we hope your child will achieve by the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage. 

Children in Reception are also taught elements of the Primary Frameworks for Literacy and Mathematics.


At Huby School all children from Reception to Year 2 take part in a daily phonics session.  Sessions follow the teaching sequence outlined in the government document 'Letters and Sounds' published by DfES.  'Jolly Phonics' resources are also used to complement the teaching of phonics, particularly in Reception and Year 1.  For further infomation visit the 'Jolly Learning' website

Each year in June our Year 1 children take part in the statutory phonics screening check which takes place in all schools nationally.  We are very proud of the achievements of our young children: Please go to the Statutory Assessments page to see our latest phonics screening results.


"Achievement in reading is outstanding.  Pupils in Key Stage 1 have an excellent knowledge of their letters and sounds (phonics)" Ofsted June 2015

Key Stage 1 (age 5-7)

Constructing the setting of 'Spooky Spooky House' in Class 2Constructing the setting of 'Spooky Spooky House' in Class 2

The Curriculum at Huby

Click on this link to download the Long Term Plan for Classes 1 and 2.


You may also be interested in looking at our new Calculations Policy in line with changes to the 2014 curriculum for maths.

Making musical instruments in Class 1




National Curriculum Core Subjects:
English, Maths, Science, Information & Communication Technology (ICT) and Religious Education

National Curriculum Foundation Subjects:
History, Geography, Design Technology, Art, Physical Education and Music

Additional Subjects taught:
Modern Foreign Languages (French) and PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health & Citizenship Education)


If you would like more information about any aspect of the school curriculum please contact the school.