Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum



Mrs R Cottingham
Reception Teacher/ EYFS Leader


Mrs D Moreton
Teaching Assistant


Mrs S Swanton
Nursery Teacher


Mrs E Whittaker
Teaching Assistant



At Barton Moss we recognise the crucial role that early year’s education has to play in providing firm foundations upon which the rest of the child’s education is successfully based. 

From the beginning and throughout the children’s experience in the Early Years we ensure a warm and positive relationships between staff and children, consistent routines and strong relationships with parents, which are key to helping the child settle and progress in our setting.

We place great value on the development of children as individuals and providing them with the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to prepare them for the challenges in Key Stage One and beyond. Our aim in the EYFS is to build strong foundations rooted in communication and language skills, building on and expanding the children’s vocabulary through the exposure to books, experiences and personal interactions. Alongside this we also aim to develop the children’s personal, social and emotional development as well as the children’s academic skills which will enable them to become successful and conscientious members of society. We understand that play is an integral part of learning and this is at the heart of our Early Years curriculum. We believe that the correct balance of adult directed and uninterrupted child initiated play ensures the best outcomes for pupils.

We offer a curriculum rich in wonder and memorable experiences which include trips, visitors from the community and Forest School. We work hard to provide a stimulating environment that provides exciting opportunities, promotes challenge, exploration, adventure and a real love of learning.

All of this is done with a strong focus on developing the children’s attitude to learning through the Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning – Play and Exploration, Active Learning and Creative and Critical Thinking. 

Please click below the links that will provide more information about the EYFS curriculum that we provide at Barton Moss.


Barton Moss Early Years Policy  

Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum 

Early Years Foundation Stage Vocabulary  

Reading in the Early Years Foundation Stage  

Writing in the Early Years Foundation Stage 

Maths in the Early Years Foundation Stage  

MFL Early Years KS1  

Nuffield Early Language Intervention 

Nursery Welcome Letter September 2021  

Reception Welcome Letter September 2021 

Development Matters - non-statuatory cirriculum guidance for EYFS 

EYFS framework - March 2021 

What to expect in the EYFS 

Vocabulary Focused on in the EYFS 

EYFS Literacy Spine 2021/2022