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Early Years at Holystone

Holystone Primary School Early Years Curriculum Statement

In our Early Years we aim to develop kind hearts and curious minds. We want the children to ask questions and tackle challenges with a “have-a-go” attitude. Our hope is that our children grow into happy, resilient, creative thinkers and learners, who will make every day count.


The Characteristics of Effective Learning are embedded through our Core Values.

Respect – Through our Early Years curriculum we want the children to develop an understanding of what it means to respect and value each other. We want each child to recognise that we are all unique and our differences should be celebrated.

Community – In our Early Years we aim to give our children a sense of belonging to our whole school and wider community. We want our children to develop love of the natural world around them so they understand their role in protecting it. We do this through our curriculum.

Independence – In our Early Years we want to develop children’s independence and confidence through valuing their ideas and encouraging them to solve problems themselves.  We aim to provide children with opportunities to learn independently, alongside their peers and with the adults in the setting.

Resilience - In our Early Years we want to provide an environment that allows children to take risks and engage in new experiences. Like the mascots (Percy & Vera) We want them to develop a “can do” perseverent attitude and enjoy challenges that come their way.

Diversity - In our Early Years we aim to develop our children's understanding of diversity by promoting and celebrating our similarities and differences.


We take the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework as our curriculum driver and from this we plan activities and learning sequences to support the children gain the knowledge and skills they require to be ready to transition successfully in Key Stage 1. More details can be found on the Nursery pages or the Reception pages - parents can find out more about the Early Years Foundation Statutory Framework by clicking here.