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At Newton Ferrers Primary School we aim to provide a stimulating learning environment that promotes challenge, exploration, adventure and love of learning. We believe that Christian principles underpin all of our work with the children and these are the values we encourage children to reflect upon; creativity, respect, peace, perseverance, collaboration and confidence.


We aim to develop the whole child and have high aspirations for their learning in line with the ELG’s. We follow the statutory EYFS framework and use development matters when planning for the class. As we are a Year R/1 class we use curricular goals for our non-core subjects which enables us to meet the needs of both cohorts through a continuous provision approach. The curricular goals cover a broad curriculum but we also add other goals depending on the children’s needs and gaps.


Play is an integral part of learning and this is at the heart of our Early Years curriculum. Adults will play with the children extending their learning through skills. We believe that the correct mix of adult directed and uninterrupted child-initiated play ensures the best outcomes for pupils.


We aim for our children to be confident and independent, to believe in themselves and interact positively with others.

Play Behaviour Skills