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Early Years

Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.

The children in our EYFS Unit (Nursery and Reception) are a really important part of our school family but do not follow the same curriculum as children in Years 1 – 6. The EYFS Framework explains how and what children will be learning to support their healthy development.
Children will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.
The prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning.  As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas.
These 7 areas are used to plan Children’s learning and activities. The professionals teaching and supporting the children will make sure that the activities are suited to each child’s unique needs. This is a little bit like the curriculum in Key Stage 1 and 2, but it’s suitable for very young children, and it’s designed to be really flexible so that staff can follow each child’s unique needs and interests.
St Thomas CE Academy
Great Colmore Street, Birmingham B15 2AT
0121 622 2151