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Hello and welcome to

New Moston Primary School's

Early Years Foundation Stage  


We are very proud of our Early Years offer! You will find lots of information here about our EYFS.  


Please do not hesitate to contact us further at 

if you have any questions or enquiries regarding our EYFS or admissions  

Our Early Years

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Early Years Quality Mark


New Moston Early Years Foundation Stage has been awarded

the Early Years Quality Mark in 2017 and 2020. 

This award demonstrates our setting’s commitment to continually

improving standards of high quality education and care for young children. 

The award is renewed every 3-4 years.



Our EYFS vision

All the documents we write, have our children at the heart of them.  Our policy details each area of the EYFS provision to ensure consistency across the FS Unit and to allow our children to achieve all they are capable of in a supportive, caring and challenging environment.


The following documents tell you more about our vision:


EYFS guidance

The EYFS Statutory Framework has changed and is effective from September 2021.  The areas of learning remain the same but the content has changed.

To find out more about the new EYFS Statutory Framework, click on the link below.

Here is a easy to follow guide for parents and carers of the new EYFS Statutory Framework and a developmental guide;

At the end of the EYFS in FS2, the children are assessed against the Early Learning Goals.  These goals cover all of the areas of the EYFS (more detail can be found in the links above)

Below are two documents that state the ELGs. 

How does the EYFS curriculum link to the National Curriculum?

The EYFS framework is structured very differently to the national curriculum as it is organised across seven areas of learning.  At NMPS we separate the children’s learning into subjects to ensure the children become familiar with the subject areas in the National Curriuculum.

This document demonstrates which statements from the 2020 Development Matters are prerequisite skills for learning within the national curriculum.

Our EYFS setting

We are proud of our setting and spend a lot of time and effort planning the provision for the children.  The team work hard to ensure that the Unit is a warm, welcoming, safe and happy place to ensure that the children have fun whilst learning in the play provision. 


Below you will find PowerPoints that were shared with parents during the Summer term for transition.  They contain lots of information that is useful in ensuring that your child is ready for the EYFS.

The EYFS classes

The booklets below have lots of information about the EYFS classes.  They are helpful in supporting your child to become familiar with the environment and the adults.


All the children's learning takes places using a cross curricular approach.  It is good EYFS practice for the children to learn in the specific areas of;

  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design 


through the prime areas of;


  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development


We plan all independent play provision and adult led learning according to the children's next steps in learning, their interests and to address gaps in knowledge.

Our Curriculum


At New Moston Primary School Early Years Foundation Stage we have adopted Development Matters 2021, with elements of the Birth to 5 Matters assessment vocabulary.  Our curriculum is based upon the Development Matters; Non-statutory curriculum guidance for the Early Year’s Foundation Stage.  This can be found here


Our curriculum is written with the needs, wants and interests of our children at the heart of it.  Communication, language and reading are the main drivers as our children's baseline tells us that these areas need focus.  Learning is planned for the specific areas of literacy and maths to be delivered with the prime areas of communication and language, physical development and personal, social and emotional development in mind.  This ensures that the children's common learning needs are addressed within each and every adult led session.


The topics we use are based upon our children's interests to maximise engagement but they also offer opportunities to give our children access to new experiences to create awe, wonder and curiosity in a world away from screens.

Here is our Long Term Plan

For the academic year 2022-23 we will be following Cycle B

Here are the Medium Term Plans.  These are produced to explain the Long Term planning in a little more detail to inform weekly planning

Cycle B Medium Term Plans


We have a blog that is updated very regularly.  Please click below to view the blog area of the website.

Home Learning


Here you will find lots of useful links to support your child's learning at home.  If you would like any additional information or support, please do come and see a member of staff or email us.





At our school we use Read Write Inc as our phonics program.  You can find lots of information about the programme on this site.


Lots of free blending games are available on this website.  Children in Nursery will benefit from the games under  the Phase 1 tab and some of the Phase 2 games such as Phonics Pop

Reception children need lots of practice blending letters to read.  Pick a Picture and Buried Treasure are firm favourites with our children


Phonics is a reading and spelling tool for teaching the basic relationship between letters and the sounds they make.  Linking sounds with letters of the alphabet is called phonics. There may be only 26 letters in the alphabet, but those 26 letters actually make over 40 different individual units of sounds

In addition to learning these sounds there are certain words that children need to be able to read on sight.  These are called 'Red Words' in Read Write Inc but are often referred to as 'Tricky Words'

The children love listening to the Tricky Word songs!


In the Early Years Foundation Stage it is important for the children not to just know numbers, its vital they are able to apply that knowledge in different contexts.



Jack loves Math and helps makes learning fun!  His catchy songs and moves are a really fun way to learn number facts.

0-20 in 1s

0-100 in 1s

0-100 in 10s

0-100 in 5s


Number bonds

At the end of Reception, our children are expected to know number bonds for 5 and 10.  They need to be able to do this without the use of fingers or any equipment.