Early Years Foundation Stage


Areas of Learning

Your child will mostly be taught through games and play.

The areas of learning are:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design




Coastal School

2022 -23

Reception class regularly visit our local beach to take part in Coastal School. The beach is an extension of our outdoor provision and helps to develop independence, confidence and an understanding of the natural world.



In EYFS, we believe that children learn best through practical, hands on experiences in a nurturing and stimulating environment.  The best outcomes for children’s learning is where they are in charge, leading the way, exploring their interests and developing a depth of understanding with the support of an adult.  This, intertwined with focused learning tasks where adults are guiding the learning, is EYFS at GPPS.  We aim to provide a safe, inclusive environment with a welcoming atmosphere, giving our families a sense of belonging and our children the confidence to grow and learn.

At GPPS we believe in ‘Putting Children First!’


Core Rhymes

Click the link to view the songs that we will learn with your children throughout the year. 

Core Books

Use the link to view our core reading books for the duration of the school year.