Curriculum - Early Years Foundation Stage


Click here to view the Nursery curriculum overview.

Click here to view the Reception curriculum overview.


Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage learn through a play-based curriculum. At Long Lee Primary, we carefully plan experiences and activities to support children's learning, based upon their interests and fascinations. Continuous Provision, indoors and out, enables children to explore and be active learners. Focus activities are planned in a fun and playful way to engage children in more directed learning.  We aim to provide children with 'real life' experiences to prepare them to become life-long learners.

The Development Matters document sets out the areas of learning and development we follow throughout Nursery and Reception. It also details the Early Learning Goals (ELGs) children are expected to achieve at the end of Reception (age 5).

Development matters

Phonics- We follow the Letters and Sounds phonics scheme. Download it here:

Tapestry- the children's online learning journeys:

If you require any more information about the Early Years curriculum, please speak to your child's teacher.