Curriculum Intent

EYFS is a crucial period in the development of a child, enabling secure foundations are made which will continue to be built upon for the rest of their school lives.

Through careful planning and observation of children’s interest both in the indoor and outdoor environment we create a curriculum which will ignite natural curiosity and inspire children to explore, investigate and be motivated by a love of learning.

Our aim is that children develop physically, verbally, cognitively and emotionally whilst embedding a positive attitude to school and learning.

At Polam Hall we have four core traits which underpin our learner profile:

  • Confidence
  • Creativity
  • Curiosity
  • Community

We will work to help children achieve these by supporting, guiding and inspiring our children.

The curriculum celebrates diversity and supports the pupils spiritual, moral, social and cultural development allowing all children with particular needs including SEND, are supported appropriately allowing them to be successful.

Our ethos in Early Years is to support children’s personal, social and emotional development so that they feel safe and secure and are ready to learn.


Our Reception classes follow the national framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage working as a combined unit in a self contained provision with free flow access to their own outdoor space.

Each day is structured so that they can independently access a variety of different activities covering the seven areas of learning:
• Personal and Social Development
• Communication and Language
• Physical Development
• Literacy
• Mathematics
• Understanding the World
• Expressive Art and Design

Our Early Years children are very much involved in the wider school community and participate in school assemblies, fun days, charity events, and play their part in the Christmas production.

Subject Documents Date  
Home School Link 08th Jul 2019 Download
Reception Themes Overview.docx 08th Jul 2019 Download
Phonics Website July 2022 02nd Sep 2022 Download
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