Welcome to the EYFS at Scotts Primary School!

The Prime areas and Specific areas in the EYFS are...

Our topics


It's good to be me!

We're Going on a Bear Hunt!


Out of this world!

All creatures great and small!



Once upon a time! 

Traditional Tales and Fairy Tales

Once Upon a Time!

Modern Tales

Prime Areas

Personal Social Emotional Development

Building Relationships, Self-Regulation and Managing Self

Communication and Language

Listening, Attention, Understanding and Speaking

Physical Development

Gross Motor Skills and Fine Motor Skills

EYFS Outdoor Provision

Additional information

EYFS policy

Reception Baseline Assessment

End of Year Expectations

Useful links

End of year expectations: 

Phonics songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4D4L_vKanY

Phonics play: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Top marks: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=37 

Sound mat: please click here

Specific Areas


Comprehension, Word Reading and Writing


Phase 2 sounds taught Autumn 1

Phase 2 sounds taught in Autumn 2

Phase 3 sounds taught in Spring 1

How we teach tricky words

How we teach blending


Number and Numerical Patterns

Expressive Arts and Design

Creating with Materials, Being Imaginative and Expressive

Understanding the World

Past and Present, People, Culture and Communities, The Natural World

Out of this world!

We arrived at school to discover 2 giant green eggs in our playground. We had a discussion and shared our ideas about what might hatch from the eggs and how it may have felt to be inside an egg. Back in the classroom we were really hoping they were the eggs of a dinosaur. We found out that fossils tell us that dinosaurs did exist a very long time ago. We made salt dough using different ingredients and used dinosaur toys to make an imprint in the dough. We cooked the dough until it went hard and were amazed by the fossils we had created.

In our investigation area we became palaeontologists. We had lots of fun using different tools and brushes to carefully find the fossils of dinosaurs and match them to the dinosaur on the identification card.

We have been thinking about the different seasons and what life is like in Winter. We also spoke about the Arctic and how much colder it is than where we live. We decided that it was too cold for us, but that it was perfect for Polar Bears because they have adapted to their surroundings. 

We discovered that we are 93 million miles away from the sun. We had a go at walking a mile ourselves.

We have been learning about Chinese New Year and even learnt how to use chopsticks.