Get in touch

Contact Details

St Jude's School and Pre-School

Achieving together in God's love.



View our slideshow.

Swipe content

EYFS Curriculum

Please read the following information for further details relating to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and Curriculum. 

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. Our curriculum covers seven areas of learning and development.


  • Personal Social and Emotional Development

  • Communication and Language

  • Physical Development

  • Literacy 

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding the World

  • Expressive Arts and Design


We ensure that we provide a broad range of adult led and child initiated activities to promote learning. Our curriculum is built on a firm foundation of child development, with children’s interests at the heart of all we do. We appreciate that every child develops differently and our ‘in the moment planning’ allows us to personalise and develop each child’s learning journey.


Children learn through play. We create a place to learn by providing a wide selection of resources and activities. The term ‘continuous provision’ describes resources that are available to children at all times both indoors and outdoors.  


There are 12 areas of ‘continuous provision’ that we provide in the pre-school:


  • Construction

  • Games and puzzles

  • Mark making

  • Role play

  • Book area

  • Sand

  • Water

  • Painting

  • Small world

  • Creative area

  • Malleable materials

  • Investigation and discovery



All children attending pre-school have a personal online Learning Journal (Tapestry account) where observations, photographs and videos are recorded relating to their learning and development.


Parents have their own personal login details to their child's account once children start pre-school. 

What to expect in the EYFS