GLF Schools

EYFS - Nursery and Reception

Children in our Nursery and Reception classes follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. The EYFS curriculum consists of 7 areas of learning.

The three prime areas within EYFS are:

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

The four specific areas within EYFS are:

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

A love for learning is developed through an exciting play based curriculum that children access through both independent play and some focus activities with adults. Children are encouraged to make connections in their learning through a creative topic based approach and a central question that is asked on a half termly basis, linked to our Cornerstones curriculum. Children are able to engage with their learning through an imaginatively resourced free -flow learning environment that enables exploratory and child-initiated play both indoors and outdoors.

We are committed to providing a quality educational experience for all our pupils, in an atmosphere of security, respect and confidence. It is a key priority that our youngest pupils feel secure, happy and confident and that they develop into long life enthusiastic and independent learners. For some children in our EYFS setting, this will be their first experience of separating from their main care giver. Our main aim is for your child to be happy and confident in the time they spend apart from you. This provides them with good foundations for starting school. 

Springfield’s Early Years Vision:

In the Early Years at Springfield Primary School, we believe in providing children from age two to five years with a safe and engaging environment where they have an opportunity to grow, learn and flourish in all areas of the Foundation Stage. This builds on each individuals’ wants, needs and interests and helps them achieve targeted next steps. These small, manageable targets are achieved in a context that is relevant to them as unique individuals who learn in different ways and at different rates. Learning should be fun and we strongly believe in providing quality, meaningful and enriched opportunities across the provision. We value the important role of both the indoor and outdoor environments in developing children’s thinking and resilience skills as well as meeting all Characteristics of Effective Learning. We are committed to giving our children the best possible start to their school life through teaching them the skills and knowledge which will ensure that they become successful, confident, lifelong learners.

What do our children think about Reception at Springfield Primary School?

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What do our parents and carers think about EYFS at Springfield Primary School?

Both management and school staff are amazing during these challenging times my boy is enjoying every single day. You are a fantastic team! (Reception)

During the pandemic, Springfield have been amazing continuing to care for our children and keeping everything as normal as possible. My daughter as well as my niece and nephew attend Springfield and the support has been truly appreciated. Thank you. (Nursery)

My son runs into Nursery, he loves it! He cannot wait to get his uniform on! Staff are so friendly. (Nursery)

Very happy with how my son has settled in nursery, comes out a happy boy. (Nursery)

I really like how safe and secure the Nursery is when dropping and collecting my daughter. The staff are very caring towards the children and always welcome them into Nursery. (Nursery)

My child is very happy and settled the staff are very friendly and approachable. (Nursery)

At 3 weeks into starting Springfield both girls have found lovely close friends and appear to have bonded well with their teachers. Both are excited for another day at school, as in their words “school is just so fun” They wear their uniform with the pride you hoped for. (Nursery and Reception)

My son enjoys school. The school keeps my son safe and the teaching is good. I’m happy with my son’s experience at school. (Reception)

I could not wish for more from a school! I have seen my child flourish here at Springfield. Being happy, confident and excited to learn. I am very grateful for everything the staff do to create such a fun, safe, welcoming and special environment for all the children. (Reception)

The staff have made it so easy for my little one to settle in. I love the idea/ use of the yellow parent/teacher book. So, I can find out about my child’s behaviour/praises. I love to hear about all the things she has been up to that day. (Reception)

Considering the difficult year so far, the school has made sure we feel comfortable with all aspects of my daughters schooling. She always comes out having had a fantastic day, plus loves to tell us all of the new things she has learnt! (Reception)

We found the Marvellous Me App very interesting. It is good to know what kids are doing at school. (Reception)

We are new family to the school and have been so impressed with the well organised transition to Reception. It has been challenging for all schools to welcome the children back after the school closure but I feel that Springfield had a very sensible approach. Our daughter has settled quickly and we are very happy with the provision. Thank you for the leadership team and teaching staff for working so hard to help keep our children safe. (Reception)

We have been extremely happy in regards to the start of academic journey as a family with Springfield Primary School. Our daughter absolutely loves coming into school and Mr Holton has been such a positive role model. I couldn’t ask for a better transition from Nursery to Reception!!! Thank you! (Reception)

My daughter is very happy to go to school getting out of bed is not an issue. The morning routine has become easier. A good start to the day for the family is so beneficial. My daughter has also developed such a strong desire to learn new things since she has started school. (Reception)

I am so grateful we chose Springfield. The school’s response is quick and efficient and the teachers are amazing. They have made my daughter so comfortable and excited to go to school everyday even Saturday and Sunday! My concerns are addressed immediately. Amazing care and support. (Reception)

Very kind and helpful teachers and staff a Springfield, so we are grateful and happy. (Reception)

My child loves school, enjoys everyday and looks up to her teacher. I am very happy for my child she is well looked after in school and learns a lot of things progressing every day. (Reception)