Aiming High Learning for Life

Early Years

Early childhood is the foundation on which children build the rest of their lives. At Putnoe Primary School, we greatly value the importance that the EYFS plays in laying secure foundations for future learning and development. It is important to view the EYFS as preparation for life and not simply preparation for the next stage of education.

We provide a broad and balanced curriculum that will enable each child to develop personally, socially, emotionally, spiritually, physically, creatively and intellectually to their full potential. Each child is valued as an individual and teaching and learning is based on the understanding that children develop at different rates.

Play is a huge part of a child's development and, on the 'Words for Life' website, there are some useful tips about how you can help your child when doing this.  Click here to read these.  The website also provides tips about sharing stories with your child which can be read here.

At the bottom of this page is the school's Early Years Policy and information regarding books and apps suitable for our Foundation Stage children.  Our Curriculum Overviews can be found on our class pages of this website.

A Typical Early Years Day

  • 09.00: Phonics
  • 09.30: Guided Reading or Library
  • 10.00: Snack/Playtime
  • 10.30: Literacy or Maths
  • 1045 : Discovery Learning
  • 11.30: Lunch
  • 12.30: Maths, Understanding the World or  Art
  • 1245: Discovery Learning
  • 14.30 Story time, poems, sharing circles
  • 15.00: Getting ready for home time/school prayer

Throughout the week, the children will also have a PE, music and computing lesson.

To find out more about our phonics curriculum, please click here.

Getting Ready for School

The following video contains some extremely useful information to explain how to get ready for the foundation stage.  It can be watched in many languages and these can be access by clicking on the backwards and forwards buttons (that look like |< or >|) after you have pressed play.

Tiny Happy People is a website dedicated to developing your child's language skills. There are lots of activities and play ideas for all ages as well as lot of information and advice to support your child's development.  Their website can be accessed by clicking here.