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EYFS Curriculum

At BISK reception we teach in accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
EYFS supports children in seven areas of learning:

Communication and language

  • Giving children the opportunity to experience a rich language environment
  • Develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves
  • To speak and listen in a range of situations


Physical Development

  • Providing opportunities for the children to be active
  • Develop their co-ordination, control and movement
  • To understand the importance of physical activity and making healthy choices
  • Managing their own basic hygiene – dressing and going to the toilet independently


Personal, social and emotional development

  • To develop a positive sense of themselves and others
  • To form positive relationships and develop respect for others
  • To develop social skills and learn how to manage feelings
  • To understand appropriate behaviour and have confidence in their own abilities



  • To encourage children to link sounds and letters and begin to read and write
  • Students will learn and use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud
  • They will use their phonic knowledge to write words and simple sentences



  • To provide children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers
  • To calculate simple addition and subtraction problems
  • Describe shapes, spaces and measures
  • Count from 1 to 20 and place numbers in order


Understanding the world

  • Providing opportunities for children to explore and understand the physical world and their community
  • To observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
  • Students talk about past and present in their own lives and others
  • Students to select and use technology for particular purposes


Expressive arts and design

  • To enable children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials
  • Provide opportunities and encouragements for sharing thoughts, ideas and feelings
  • Offer a variety of activities – art, music, movement, dance, role-play, design and technology
  • Students participate in a fortnightly cookery session


The daily BISK reception routine includes circletime, playtime and storytime. Students have two breaks and a healthy lunch daily.
We incorporate the seven EYFS areas into topics and themes which are covered throughout the academic year, some examples are listed below:

  • Festivities
  • Weather and the seasons
  • Ourselves – the body and senses
  • Food
  • The farm and animals
  • Transportation
  • Family and friends
  • Occupations
  • Shopping
  • Hobbies
  • Superheroes
  • Under the sea
  • Clothes
  • Home and buildings


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