EYFS Provision

Provision for EYFS - progression and play

Our school aims underpin our Early Years curriculum and guide our planning.

Well-planned and well-resourced play activities which allow for progression in a child’s thinking and understanding can provide the context in which these aims become the reality for all our children.

Progression in play reflects the observation and assessment of children’s knowledge, skills and attitudes in order to provide developmentally appropriate experiences. Children come to school already as skilled learners. Through our observations, assessment and professional judgement we gain valuable insights into how each one learns best. This information informs our planning to meet the needs of each individual child. Progression in play comes about as a result of a real understanding of the interests, needs and experiences of the child. 

All children at Poplar Farm School will be given opportunities to experience: 

- Dramatic Play

- Sand Play

- Water Play

- Dough and Clay

- Table top

- Small world

- Construction

- Creative

These opportunities will be both indoor and outdoor, expected to be 50-50 split. 

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum for coverage of the six areas of learning are: 

Area of Learning

Timetable weekly allocation

Personal, Social  and Emotional Development

3 hrs 30

Language and Literacy

3 hrs 30

Mathematical Development

3 hrs 30

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

3 hrs 30

Physical Development

3 hrs 30

Creative Development

3 hrs 30


21 hrs (broadly 50% indoor, 50% outdoor curriculum)