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Foundation Stage

EYFS Curriculum


At Lower Darwen Primary School we aim to provide motivating first-hand experiences whilst encouraging our children to build resilience, ambition and a lifelong love of learning. We recognise that all children are unique, celebrating and welcoming differences within our school community. Our Early Years Curriculum has been designed to reflect the nature of our intake and follow and build upon our school drivers.  It aims to teach the children the importance of respect for all people, creatures and the environment while they develop into confident and articulate individuals.


Our ambitious curriculum aims to teach all children the skills and knowledge in order that they reach the seventeen Early Learning Goals set by the Department of Education.  We work hard on self-regulation starting in the Early years to ensure children are able to focus, monitor, regulate and bounce back from challenges.  We feel this is a vital life skill that the children will build upon throughout their life.


We aim to:

  • Provide a curriculum that offers children a wide range of opportunities. We will work on broadening their experiences providing opportunities to try new things and encouraging them to relish a new challenge.
  • Provide high expectations encouraging them to develop perseverance and self-belief so that they can problem solve and achieve far more than they expected.
  • Provide a learning environment that helps children achieve their potential and support those who need additional help in order to maximise their chances of achieving the Early Learning Goals.
  • Provide children opportunities to develop their sense of wellbeing and ability to regulate their feelings so that they feel confident in our community and are equipped with all the tools they need to transition to Year 1 effectively.
  • Develop the skills and expertise of staff working in EYFS through regular and comprehensive professional development


Additional information on the EYFS curriculum (and how we implement it) can be obtained by contacting our Foundation Stage leader Mrs M Smith and Miss Hudson (our reception teacher) or clicking on the links below or the words Implementation and Impact.  An overview of the curriculum plans for EYFS can be downloaded below. 

Additional and a more detailed plan for the half-term can be downloaded below. This information includes a list of useful books and key information for parents. Please take the time to download and read this content.