Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS; Sunshine and Rainbow Room)


EYFS curriculum


Curriculum Intent

Our statement of intent for our whole school curriculum is to ensure our pupils develop the necessary skills, knowledge and attitude to achieve fulfilling lives.  The EYFS department is the start of our pupils school journey towards achieving this important purpose.  

As a National Support School we also want to support all pupils with SEND to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes to live fulfilled lives. 


We aim to achieve our curriculum intent by providing fantastic teaching and learning in an environment where everyone is cared for, valued and respected.  (Mission Statement)

At Red Marsh School we believe that providing the appropriate curriculum for each learner is an essential part of fulfilling the school’s mission statement, purposes and values.

We are proud that all our pupils are involved in all aspects of our broad, balanced and stimulating curriculum personalised to meet individual need.  

Our EYFS curriculum ensures we are able to meet the individual needs of every child within the department.  All our children have personalised targets. These targets ensure every child is working towards achieving the outcomes in their personalised Education Health and Care Plan.  In the EYFS department personalised targets are developed through a curriculum that reflects the learner’s age, developmental readiness and individual needs. The principles that guide the work in the EYFS are grouped into 4 overarching principles:

  • A unique child
  • Positive relationships
  • Enabling Environments
  • Learning and Development

The EYFS Curriculum consists of the seven areas of Learning and Development. In school there are three prime and four specific areas

  • The three prime areas of learning are:
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development

The four specific areas of learning are:

  • Mathematics
  • Literacy
  • Understanding of the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

RE is incorporated into the area of Understanding the World through the aspect of People and Communities.

Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural development, including the promotion of British Values are at the heart of our curriculum.  

Specialist teachers and dedicated support staff ensure high quality teaching and learning experiences for all children.  

Children requiring additional support to meet their needs have personalised interventions, for example, sensory diet interventions. Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language and Physiotherapy programmes are delivered across the curriculum.    

If you would like to find out more about our personalised curriculum, please contact school.  For further information see Class Curriculum.    

Further Information 

The EYFS department caters for the needs of a generic population. From here children may transit to classes in Red Marsh School, Great Arley School or mainstream placements. The EYFS department provides a caring, nurturing and creative environment where children enjoy learning through supported: play, exploration and active involvement.

Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) may be below statutory school age these learners attend on a part-time basis only. 


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