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CLICK HERE for our EYFS Webpages

Our youngest pupils follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS).  This is divided into seven main areas, Prime Areas:

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

‘Characteristics of effective learning’ are also observed to find out the children’s preferred learning styles and interests. The characteristics are:

  • Playing and Exploring
  • Creating and Thinking Critically
  • Active Learning

Our curriculum is delivered in a variety of ways including child initiated learning, adult led learning and play based learning.  Children have access to high quality indoor and outdoor environments which are carefully planned to ensure each child achieves their full potential. At the end of the Reception year, children are assessed against the ‘Early Learning Goals’ (ELGs) and are given a ‘Good Level of Development’ (GLD). Children who achieve the GLD are working at the ‘expected’ level against the ELGs or are ‘exceeding’ these levels. If you would like to find out more information about the Early Years Foundation Stage at Collingwood, please contact Mrs Hammond, Phase Lead, who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Information for parents

Details of the work your child will be covering can be found in their communication books or by following the links below. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need further information in supporting your child at home.

Mr Russell

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EYFS Induction questionnaire results 2019

pdf EYFS Induction Questionnaire Results 2018

pdf EYFS Induction Questionnaire Results 2017

pdf EYFS_Phonics_Meeting_Oct19 (1)

Useful Documents

pdf Guidance to your Child’s Learning and Development

pdf wow card

pdf British Values at Collingwood – EYFS

 Useful Links for Parents and Carers

Primary Admissions Offer – video from Essex County Council

This video has been designed to help parents who were not offered their first preference, to  explain the post-offer process for applications to Primary School. 

Primary Admissions Offer – Video

See the “pupils” pages for log on links to Mr Thorne (phonics) and other websites and Apps for pupils. (Passwords should be in communication books – please ask if not)