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******Welcome back to all our children at Hucknall National Primary School***** *****A warm welcome to all our new starters and families in EYFS ******* ***If you are looking at applying for a place at Hucknall National for your child to start in 2022, please look at our Admissions page that can be found under the Key Information tab. -------------------------------- If you have any safeguarding concerns, please contact our Headteacher, Sarah Barratt, or our Child and Family Support Worker, Jane Brown -------- ***Hucknall National C of E Primary School is going out to consultation on proposed changes to its 2023-24 admission arrangements from 7th October 2021 to the 2nd December 2021. For further details please visit the admissions page of our website.***
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Hucknall National

CofE Primary School

Growing together in learning, love and faith

Foundation Stage

Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage

Goldfinch Class - Mrs Wilson, Mrs Jenner (Tuesday PM), Mrs Cooper (Wednesday PM)

Firecrest Class -  Miss Nixon (Monday to Thursday) and Mrs Cooper (Wednesday and Friday)

Both Classes are assisted by Mrs Harris, Mrs Humphreys and Mrs Hart (Monday to Wednesday)



What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?

The early years foundation stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of your child from birth to 5 years old. All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes.


Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s early experiences have a major impact on their future life chances. Our Reception Class is part of the Early Years Foundation Stage. 


Overarching Principles

Four guiding principles should shape practice in early years settings. These are:

  • Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured;
  • Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships;
  • Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers; and
  • Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates.


Areas of Learning

Your child will mostly be taught through play, alongside focussed adult-led tasks. The areas of learning are:

Prime Areas

  • Communication and Language
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development

Specific Areas

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Firecrest and Goldfinch Classes

During the summer holidays our EYFS classes have had some lovely new flooring, carpets and a new terrace to replace the decking. Our new starters are having a fabulous time settling into the new environment and learning through play.

We have lots of fun learning through play.

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