St John's

Catholic Primary School

At St John's we grow and learn in the footsteps of Jesus.


EYFS Curriculum Intent

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)


We pride ourselves on the quality of care and provision we offer to every child and their families who have chosen to join our school family. We recognise the privilege we have been offered in shaping the educational experience for your child and work in partnership with all parents - who we identify as the child's first teachers. During the EYFS year we aim to ignite a love of learning and uncover the unique gift that each child brings to our school community. Shaping them to be the best that they can be!   


We are an Early Adopter School and follow the new National Curriculum for this age group. The engaging curriculum is shaped into seven areas of learning and development which are all important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly important for building a foundation for igniting children's curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, forming relationships and thriving. There are three prime areas:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development


The four specific areas are:

  • Literacy        
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive Arts and Design


Our provision has been designed to offer high quality engagement in learning for every child supported through supportive adult interactions, purposeful play, challenging but age appropriate resources and direct teaching. We are fortunate to be able to deliver our provision in a stimulating environment which excites and motivates all children both inside and outside.