In the Early Years Foundation Stage at Kellington Primary School, our mission is to provide enabling environments which promote the love of learning and development of every child attending our setting. Our EYFS curriculum is designed to allow children to develop the knowledge and learning behaviours that they need to succeed in school and in life. Children’s learning is led through a balance of discrete, adult-led sessions and carefully designed continuous provision where children have the opportunity to investigate and apply their learning using our stimulating indoor and outdoor environments.

It is our aim that children will leave the EYFS as confident, independent and reflective learners.

At Kellington Primary School, we believe every individual should be treated with respect, understand their rights and celebrate their values and beliefs whilst developing understanding and appreciation of others alongside a tolerant environment. Through building positive relationships, we aim to develop and foster the characteristics of effective learning* in every child. Children are able to become well regulated and sociable through the modelling of positive interactions and language at all times. Our learning environments, alongside interactions with our skilled practitioners, are carefully planned and resources to allow children opportunities to: 

Develop their communication and language skills
Expand their confidence, independence and resilience
Learn through active play and exploration
Set and work towards their own goals

We believe that all of our children are capable of achieving incredible things and that as unique individuals, they will learn and grow in their own way. We develop this through having high expectations of all of our children to enable them to reach their potential. 


At Kellington Primary School, we understand that parental partnership is paramount to enabling our wonderful young people. We know that as a collaborative team, we can work together to create an extended school family within which our young people can flourish. Communication with parents is facilitated through parent open-sessions, online learning journeys and updates via Tapestry and daily conversations. We run practical sessions throughout the year to help parents and carers support their young people at home. This includes an introduction to the ‘Read Write Inc’ programme in Reception to support our priority of early reading.  


At Kellington Primary School, we pride ourselves on our inclusive school and recognise the unique practice of nurturing the learning of young children with specific needs. We are aware of the importance of early intervention for children facing specific developmental/learning challenges. Our experienced SENCo, Thrive practitioners and relationships with external agents help us to gain timely and effective support for our young people to enable them to flourish.

Staff in the Early Years work tirelessly to create an environment that fosters personal, social and emotional development whilst also promoting a love of learning through our engaging thematic driven curriculum. Our strong focus on speech and language development allows children to access the EYFS curriculum and, in turn, make excellent progress towards a good level of development at the end of their Reception year.   

Children leaving our Reception year have a secure understanding of basic mathematical and scientific concepts. They will have encountered a wealth of well-chosen texts and had opportunities to write in different contexts. Early reading skills are well established through discrete phonics and story sessions, designed to develop a love of reading in preparation for KS1.