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EYFS Statement of Intent


At Pinders we value the importance of early year’s provision and do not underestimate the impact that quality teaching in the Early Years can have on the future learning journey of our children. High expectations from the start help embed the school’s ethos and the school aims to equip children with the skills and abilities needed for them to achieve success at every stage in their education and life.  


We believe that all children should be celebrated, respected, valued and feel safe and secure.  Our curriculum is designed to stimulate, motivate and engage children of all backgrounds and from different starting points. We deliver a curriculum that is shaped around the children and personalised with high quality learning experiences to make sense of the world around them.


Our learning environments are challenging and stimulating encouraging children to explore, predict, collaborate and take risks.

Overview of EYFS Curriculum


Our curriculum has recently been updated. The reforms to the Early Years Foundation Stage are statutory from September 2021. They will help to improve outcomes for all, especially disadvantaged children. They put early language at the heart of a broad curriculum. They help to reduce the time spent on unnecessary assessment paperwork. That means more time can be spent with the children.


The curriculum is split into 7 areas of learning –


1.Communication & Language
2.Physical Development
3.Personal, Social & Emotional Development

6.Understanding the World
7.Expressive Arts and Design


At Pinders Primary we use the Development Matters non-statutory curriculum guidance to shape our EYFS curriculum alongside a whole school approach in creating a broad and balanced curriculum. 


At the end of Foundation Stage children are assessed using the Foundation Stage profile. 

In 2019, 69% of children leaving Foundation Stage at Pinders Primary achieved a 'good level of development' (the national area average in 2019 was 72%). We have no published data for 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic.

Our Curriculum


Here are our curriculum plans for the year ahead. Our plans are starting points that ignite our children curiosity and imaginations. The children then take the lead in their learning following their interests and enquiring minds. 

Evidence Me 


In school we record your child’s progress and achievements onto an online programme called Evidence Me. Staff within EYFS will collect photograph’s and evidence to build up a picture of your child’s learning and development at school.  Parents and carers can also add to children's portfolios.

Evidence me can be downloaded to iOS and Android devices from -

If you need any help accessing Evidence me, you can follow the simple user guide below: 

Evidence Me user guide

Useful Information for parents

Oral Health 


Oral health has been included in our statutory framework because good oral health habits need to be formed from the earliest age. Tooth decay is largely preventable, but it’s still a serious problem among young children.


Nearly a quarter of 5 year olds in England have tooth decay, with 3 or 4 teeth affected on average. Tooth extraction is one of the most common procedures for children under 6 in hospital. Extraction is also the most common reason for hospital admission for children aged 6 to 10.


Children who have toothache, or need treatment, may have pain or infections. This can have a wider effect and lead to problems eating, sleeping, socialising and learning.


Please click on the links below to find out more information and learn ways to promote good oral health with your child. 

Our Learning Environments 


At Pinders Primary we have two Reception classes named Lions and Tigers and a Nursery known as Cubs. Please take some time to take a virtual tour of the learning environments and check out the class pages where you will found out more information.