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Early Years Foundation Stage

Our aims at Flixton Primary School for the Early Years Foundation Stage. 

At Flixton Primary School we recognise that the Early Years Foundation Stage is a crucial period of learning and development in every child’s life.  We use developmentally appropriate practices, an informed knowledge of the needs of each child and an understanding of social, cultural and linguistic contexts in which children learn in order to support each and every child’s physical well-being and motor development, social and emotional development and language and cognitive abilities during this crucial phase of a child’s life.

We recognise that a well-planned, play based approach is the best for our children in a nurturing and supportive environment.


At Flixton Primary School we have 4 key principles that underpin all of our EYFS practice.

  • All of our children are unique children who are constantly learning, can be resilient, capable and confident and self-assured.
  • Our children learn to be strong and independent learners through quality relationships.
  • Our children learn and develop well through enabling environments that respond to their needs.
  • All of our children learn and develop in different ways and at different rates.  Our EYFS allows all of our children to learn and make progress from their starting points.


We use the EExAT Assessment system, designed by Early Excellence, to help us to track children's progress and development as they move through the Early Years Foundation Stage. Parents can follow and contribute to their child's journey by signing up for an EExAT account. If you would like an account, in order for us to process your details, please click on the link below and complete the short form.


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