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Here at Kennet Valley Primary School we provide a safe environment in which children can experiment, explore and progress in their own creative ways.

The intent of our EYFS curriculum is to ensure our children develop the necessary skills, knowledge and attitude to achieve fulfilling lives. The EYFS is the start of our children’s school journey towards achieving this important purpose.

We teach using the Development Matters and EYFS Framework. We constantly assess children progress by daily interactions and observations of their learning. This is recorded in lesson trackers for phonics and maths, and termly trackers of the Prime and Specific areas of learning. Parents can add to these assessments through discussions with staff or by uploading observations onto Class Dojo, our communication platform in EYFS. Half term grids are analysed to ensure good progress and extra support is given where needed.

We aim to achieve our curriculum intent by providing high quality teaching and learning in a language rich environment. We value, respect and care for all of our children here at Kennet Valley Primary School. Each child is unique and brings an irreplaceable value to our classrooms. We provide an enriching curriculum which is driven by their interests, accessible to them and links to the world around them which they know and understand.

EYFS Curriculum documents

The documents below show our long term plan in Reception and our curriculum progression across the year. 


At Kennet Valley we use the DFE validated phonics scheme 'A Flying Start with Letters and Sounds' in all our phonics lessons. This provide us with a systematic approach to teaching phonics including a targeted intervention group for identified children who need extra support in developing their phonics skills.  We hold a phonics information session to support parents with understanding how phonics and reading are taught at Kennet Valley.


The links found below are also useful for helping support your child to read.


To practise saying sounds in a pure way:




There are six key areas of mathematical learning, which together provide a platform for all the children will encounter as they progress through their maths learning at Kennet Valley primary school, and beyond:

  • Cardinality and Counting
  • Comparison
  • Composition
  • Pattern
  • Shape and Space
  • Measures

The link below gives an example of how we teach maths in Reception


The BBC series Numberblocks are a great way for you to share number at home with your child. They are 5 minute programmes and cover the six key areas of mathematical learning. 


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