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Curriculum Intent

Skelton School EYFS Intent, Implementation and Impact




  • To create capable, confident learnings in a caring community that stretches minds, bodies and horizons.
  • For all children to strive to succeed no matter of their ability.
  • To build on prior learning and knowledge from previous experiences either in school or elsewhere.
  • Work in partnership with parents and other professionals to enable all children to succeed and reach their full potential.
  • Create a safe and nurturing environment for children in the EYFS.
  • Build close relationships with children and parents for successful communication and to build trust.
  • Create a challenging, creative, engaging and stimulating curriculum for children to enjoy and flourish through.
  • Build enthusiasm within learners.
  • Successfully support any children with a SEND need to fully access the same curriculum and reach their full potential.
  • Actively safeguard and promote the welfare of all children.
  • Ensure there is a broad curriculum that is balanced and enhanced by the children’s interests.
  • Provide the opportunities to learn new skills, build on and gain knowledge and demonstrate understanding through the 7 areas of the EYFS curriculum:
  1. Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  2. Physical Development
  3. Communication and Language
  4. Literacy
  5. Mathematics
  6. Understanding the World
  7. Expressive Arts and Design
  • Ensure there is the correct balance between child-initiated and adult led play-based activities that maximise opportunities for learning.
  • Embed school values and rules.
  • Capable, confident learners that are secure with moving from Nursery to Reception and Reception to Year 1.
  • Positive progress suited to the abilities of all individual children.
  • Children achieve a ‘Good Level of Development’ (GLD) across the 17 early learning goals.
  • Regularly review practice and participate in staff CPD where necessary to ensure the needs to every child are being met successfully.