Lodge Lane

Infant School

Early Years Foundation Stage


At Lodge Lane we treat children as individuals and celebrate the way in which we all learn and achieve differently.

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum/ Development Matters.  The characteristics of effective learning – playing and exploring, active learning and creating and thinking critically – underpin everything that we do.

We plan in a way that follows the interests of the children. We also have adult focus times to ensure there is challenge and engagement across the learning experiences. We also ensure that learning in EYFS, links closely to what the children will move on to in Key Stage 1. We have indoor and outdoor spaces that the children use for free flow to encourage independence and skills for lifelong learning. This means that they are ready for Key Stage 1 by the end of the year.

Click here to view the EYFS  Statutory Framework, issued by the DfE.