Swaffham Prior C of E Primary School

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EYFS Intent


‘Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential’

 EYFS Framework 2021


At Swaffham Prior we believe that all children should be given a high quality early years education which ensures they have a secure and confident start to their school life that  nurtures a lifelong love of learning.


We want children to:

  •         Develop physically, verbally, emotionally, creatively, intellectually and spiritually.
  •         Apply the skills they have been taught into their independent learning and play.
  •         Have first-hand learning experiences.
  •         Build their characteristics of effective learning and embed a positive attitude to learning.


We recognise that all children come into our setting with varied experiences and all staff work hard to ensure that the learning opportunities provided widen their knowledge and understanding of the world, setting ambitious expectations for all children. By the time children reach the end of their Reception year, they will have participated in an educational programme that covers the seven areas of learning and development (as set out by the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework), builds the Characteristics of Effective Learning (enabling them to continue on their learning journey throughout school) and provides them with a number of first-hand additional experiences.