EYFS Curriculum INTENT

We intend to provide children with opportunities to: experience, explore and understand the awe and wonder of the world through:

  • Developing high levels of communication and language skills – actively promoting language and building a bridge to combat the vocabulary gap.
  • Developing high levels of confidence, independence, resilience and pupil led learning through high quality activities which promote: enquiry, creativity and problem solving.
  • Developing the ability to read accurately for pleasure as well as for purpose, by using phonics to decode unknown words and reading others by sight.
  • Developing a deep understanding of basic number skills in order to build on these throughout the rest of school.

We believe that every child no matter what background can achieve the highest possible outcomes.

What we do to promote this aim at Thrybergh Fullerton:
  • Understand and observe each child’s development and learning, assess progress & plan for next steps. 
  • Support children to develop a positive sense of their own identity, religion and culture.
  • Try to identify any need for additional support.
  • Keep children safe.
  • Value and respect all children and families equally.


What we do to promote this aim at Thrybergh Fullerton:
  • Have a warm and nurturing approach, fostering a sense of belonging.
  • Be welcoming of all families and encourage participation in school events.
  • Have open lines of communication (Dojo, Email, Website, Open door policy).
  • Act sensitively, Responding to children’s needs, feelings and interests.
  • Support children’s own efforts and encourage independence.
  • Consistently set clear boundaries and have high expectations.
  • Build positive relationships with key workers, peers and staff.
  • Encourage children to be brave in their approach, understanding that mistakes are part of learning.
  • Work closely with outside agencies.
  • Include the families voice when making ‘best fit’ assessment judgements.
  • Share ways to support children’s learning at home.

What we do to promote this aim at Thrybergh Fullerton:
  • Use stimulating resources
  • Provide rich learning opportunities through play and playful teaching
  • Support children to take risks and explore. 
  • Provide learning opportunities both indoors and out
  • Provide opportunities to problem solve and build independence 
  • Provide prayer and reflection spaces to develop awareness of their own and others beliefs 
  • Offer breakfast club, snacks and healthy lunches
  • Encourage active travel to school
  • Offer well developed outdoor areas

What we do to promote this aim at Thrybergh Fullerton:

Practitioners teach children by ensuring challenging, playful opportunities across the prime and specific areas of learning

  1. communication and language development
  2. personal, social and emotional development
  3. physical development
  4. literacy
  5. mathematics
  6. understanding the world
  7. expressive arts and design
  • Teach broad topics to stimulate and develop interest
  • Include children’s own interests
  • Foster the characteristics of effective early learners 
  1. playing and exploring
  2. active learning
  3. creating and thinking critically
EYFS Topic Overview