Woodthorpe Church of England Primary School

Learning & Growing Together To Be The Best We Can Be

Early Years Foundation Stage


Welcome to Early Years at Woodthorpe C of E Primary


At Woodthorpe we have high ambitions for all our children and recognise that children have many different starting points within their learning.

Throughout our EYFS we aim to provide enjoyable and challenging activities that ensure every child makes progress in their learning at their own individual pace. Whilst we have a long-term plan, we also use observations of the children’s interests to help inform our planning. Our team members continually assess how the environment can be adapted to best cater for the ever-changing needs of each child.

At Woodthorpe, we aim for children to be well-rounded individuals who are independent, resilient and confident in themselves and with others as well as in their learning.

In order to encourage an early love of reading, we have recently adopted the ‘Core Book’ approach in our EYFS. We hope that by the time the children leave EYFS they have an in depth knowledge of twelve stories that they are able to retell. The core books are chosen for their use of repetition, story structure and potential to trigger children’s imaginations. Our Core Book list can be viewed in the document below.



Woodthorpe Church of England Primary School - Meet the Staff

Our Environment 

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Let’s Explore

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Marvellous Machines

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Long ago 

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Ready, Steady Grow

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Animal Safari 

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 On The Beach

Meet the Staff 


Power Maths | Primary Curriculum



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Religious Education 

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Physical Education 


If you have any questions relating to our EYFS provision, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Lonergan or Mrs Walsh via email at: 

vlonergan@woodthorpe.derbyshire.sch.uk         hhall@woodthorpe.derbyshire.sch.uk 


Long Term Plans EYFS

Development Matters Curriculum 

Curriculum Overview for parents

Early Years Core Books

Early Years Handbook 2023

Early Years Policy