Early Years

I play and I learn.


Play is the highest form of research.

Albert Einstein


At St Thomas à Becket, our Early Years Curriculum aims to lay a secure foundation for future academic success, rooted in a thirst for knowledge and a love of learning. We intend for our children to move into Year One as happy, confident, resilient, and skillful communicators with an innate curiosity about the world around them. However, we know that to be able to do this, children must feel safe and secure in our setting. Therefore, it is of primary importance to us to build positive relationships with our children right from the beginning of their time with us. It is our goal that children come to school each day filled with hope and joy as each new day brings a wealth of possibilities and opportunities for them to take risks, ask questions, make mistakes, share their feelings and grow. We aim to build on the wealth of knowledge and skills children already have when they join us and to work in collaboration with parents and carers to encourage independent, enthusiastic learners who thrive and reach their full potential throughout their educational journey.


EYFS curriculum overview Continuous Provision Skills Progression EYFS Curriculum













Communication and Language Curriculum Journey Communication and Language Milestones Expressive Arts and Design Curriculum Journey Expressive Arts and Design Milestones
Literacy Curriculum Journey Literacy Milestones Maths Curriculum Journey Maths Milestones
Personal, Social and Emotional Development Curriculum Journey Personal, Social and Emotional Development Milestones Physical Development Curriculum Journey Physical Development Milestones
Understanding the World Curriculum Journey Understanding the World Milestones Skylark Class Vocabulary Spine