St Martin at Shouldham CE
Voluntary Aided Primary Academy

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St Martin at Shouldham Church of England
Voluntary Aided Primary Academy

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Early Years Foundation Stage

Respecting, Generous, Achieving 

Early Years Foundation Stage 

“The ladder of education can never be secure unless that first rung is firmly in place.”

 - Rosemary Peacocke


To nurture children’s curiosity about the world around them opening up their worlds to diverse opportunities.

To provide children with the skills they need to reach their potential.

To provide and safe, stimulating learning environment that enables them to discover and explore new and exciting things.

Develop children’s independence and resilience.

Nurture characteristics of effective learning.

Prepare children for the next part of their learning journey



Stimulating indoor and outdoor environments that foster curiosity and questioning.

Carefully balanced continuous provision that follows the children’s interests as well as provide new and exciting things to draw their attention to new ideas.

Objective based activities that meets the developmental needs of children.

Adult led tasks that challenge and engage children.

Whole class activities that develop peer communication and support.

High quality observations that move the children’s learning on.

Careful and effective questioning.



Children that are excited to learn.

Children that are able to think independently and creative with the tools needed to question the world around them and the drive to find the answers to these questions.

Children that feel happy and safe.

Children that leave EYFS with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as they move into Key Stage 1.

Welcome to St Martin at Shouldham.