EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage)

The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS)

At St Anne's we value every child as an individual, and the curriculum is built upon the children's needs and interests. The children are taught the EYFS curriculum which sets the standards of learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old.

Every child will be working at different stages of this curriculum and at St Anne's we support the children to progress within the following areas of learning:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive arts and design

The Early Learning Goals summarise the knowledge, skills and understanding that all young children should have gained at the end of the Reception year. More information regarding the Early Years Curriculum can be found at https://www.gov.uk/early-years-foundation-stage



The development of children's speech, language and communiucation is embedded through all practice. Here are some useful website that will support you and your child before and during their time in EYFS.

We are also very lucky to be a 'Forest School', which is run by Mrs Furneyo. 

Forest School is about exploring and experiencing the natural world through practical activities. The children go out in all weathers, all year round, exploring and learning from the four seasons and environmental changes. The children’s interest, along with the natural resources in our woodland, are used to stimulate creative thinking, problem solving and skill development - all in the guise of play.                                                    

St Anne's Catholic Primary School
Monastery Lane, Sutton, St Helens Merseyside WA9 3SP