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EYFS Curriculum



At Broomwood Primary school our aim is to create a learning environment, build relationships and provide opportunities which support, enhance and invite a child’s curiosity to flourish, regardless of backgrounds, circumstances or needs. We aim to provide an exploratory, creative and play based curriculum that develops a love of learning and enables young children to become confident, independent learners.

Children who enter our EYFS begin their lifelong journey by developing physically, verbally, cognitively and emotionally whilst also embedding a positive attitude to school their learning.

To ensure that all learners make outstanding progress at Broomwood Primary school, we take into consideration every child’s starting point and build upon this as they begin their journey with us. Every child has access to a broad and balanced curriculum which is ambitious and prepares them for their future, through opportunities and experiences that they gain within their time in EYFS.

To create a bespoke curriculum based on Development Matters and the needs of our children. This provides the opportunity to support learning and development through adaptive teaching strategies, enabling children to achieve their next steps.



  • Our EYFS curriculum is broken down into big questions throughout the year. We expose the children to a range of learning opportunities themed around smaller weekly questions that help them to explore the big question: Pre-scool will have three big questions, one per term. Nursery will have five big questions and Reception have six big questions. 
  • We value providing children with hands on learning opportunities using concrete and real life resources that they can explore and investigate. Learning through high quality play experiences are fundamental to our curriculum. 
  • We start each big question off with a stunning start and end with a fantastic finish.
  • We celebrate the children's learning during each big question through a floor book. We always start each big question off from what the children already know by asking them the big question prior to any teaching. 
  • We value children's interests and are flexible in our curriculum to accommodate child led learning that may be different from over overall topic.
  • Every Friday we have a 'Finding out Friday'. Each Friday we ask the children what they want to learn about and theme our day around this! 
  • We use the outdoor environment in all weathers! We encourage children to get muddy, explore nature and jump in puddles. The outdoor environment is carefully planned to ensure that all learning experiences we provide indoors can be replicated on a larger scale outdoors. 
  • We extend our outdoor provision by offering Forest School sessions in reception and regular Welly Walks across all EYFS. 
  • Every child's learning is celebrated through their own learning journeys. We use a focus child approach to observe each child one every half-term. Reception celebrate their learning through a topic, maths and literacy book. 
  • We recognise the importance of involving parents and carers in their children's education. We encourage them to come into school and work alongside their child during play and stay sessions and value their observations of their children's learning and development. 
  • Our EYFS environment promotes calm, collaborative learning through having a natural environment and carefully planned spaces for play.


  • Children have an enthusiasm and passion for learning. They develop exciting memories of the learning experiences they have had in early years. 
  • The Reception children are ready for year one, equipped with the skills and knowledge taught to them in EYFS. 
  • The children have reached a good level of development across all curriculum areas but especially in communication and language, physical development, personal, social and emotional development, mathematics and literacy.