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The Early Years is an important time in your child’s life that develops and celebrates children’s confidence, imagination and explorative natures. In the Early years at Princess May Primary School, we strive to ensure that the children are happy, excited and motivated to learn through rich and challenging learning experiences. We provide opportunities to explore and take risks through play and aim to give the children the very best possible start to their education.

 We have high ambitions for all our children and recognise that children have different starting points to their learning.  We aim for children to be communicative, independent, resilient, and confident in themselves and with others.  We welcome the fact that our children come from a community rich in cultural and ethnic diversity and value their contributions to our school.

The Early Years Foundation Stage is the period of education from birth to five years and is a curriculum designed to support the needs of children through play. Play underpins the delivery of the curriculum and is divided into two main areas, Prime areas and Specific areas.

The prime areas consist of Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language and Physical Development.  

The Specific areas consist of Literacy, Mathematical Development, Understanding the World and Expressive Art and Design.



Nursery - Outdoor Learning