Early Years


“Fostering inquisitive, creative and independent learners”

At Twyford C of E School we strive to provide our children with an exciting, challenging and meaningful start to their learning journey. Our Early Years curriculum is designed to provide a broad and balanced education filled with rich and varied experiences to meet the needs and interests of all pupils.

It is our intention that children experience the seven areas of learning through a balance of whole class/group teaching and play based learning. This is achieved through reflective and responsive practice that takes into account the children’s interests and needs, engaging themes and challenging continuous provision activities. Learning is carefully planned by the staff to support communication and language development; personal, social and emotional development; and physical development as well as literacy, mathematics, understanding of the world and expressive arts and design.

We recognise the importance of partnership with parents and carers and work together with them to inspire independent, happy learners who thrive in our school and reach their full potential as they embark on their educational journey through the Early Years and beyond.

Recording and Assessment

As part of the learning and teaching process, children are assessed in relation to their progress towards Development Matters and the Early Learning Goals. We use the EYFS Statutory Framework (DfE September 2021) and Development Matters (DfE July 2021) to identify next steps for each child to deepen, challenge and extend their learning.


Tapestry is an online learning platform which is used with all Early Years pupils to:

  • promote partnership with parents in support of children’s learning. This involves us finding out about significant learning at home, and us sharing significant learning with families and
  • support children to reflect on their own learning.