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 recognise that each child is a unique individual with different interests, talents and starting points. 

Throughout our EYFS curriculum, 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 our children to become well-rounded individuals who are independent, resilient and confident in themselves and with others as well as in their learning.

We believe in embedding an early love of reading right from the start and we have 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 through the hyperlink at the bottom of this page.


 Please click on the links below to find out more information that is relevant to our Early Years Curriculum:

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 



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 Plan EYFS

Medium Term Plan EYFS

Development Matters Curriculum 

Early Years Core Books

Early Years Handbook

Early Years Policy 

EYFS Action Plan 2023-24

EYFS Risk Assessment