Early Years Foundation Stage

Our part-time pupils (age 3 to 4) and Reception pupils (those in their first year of full time education), learn through play, both inside and outside, to develop their skills.  This helps the children to meet the different curriculum requirements for this age group and includes:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design


Further information regarding the Early Years curriculum can be found in the Early Years Framework.

We also base much of our teaching in the Foundation Unit on the non-statutory Development Matters publication.

There are links below to further documents that may be of interest to you:

Characteristics of Effective Learning
Nursery specific areas of learning 30-50 months
Nursery prime areas of learning 30-50 months
Reception specific areas of learning 40 - 60 months
Reception prime areas of learning 40 - 60 months


Headteacher: Mr Richard Bunn BSc. Agric. (Hons), PGCE, NPQH
Hillview Crescent, Clarborough, RETFORD, Nottinghamshire, DN22 9JZ

Telephone: 01777 708065     Email: office@clarborough.notts.sch.uk     Fax: 01777 702983
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