Early Years Foundation Stage

At William Stockton, we ‘Achieve Excellence’ in our Early Years and across our school.
We begin our journey together in EYFS and believe that a strong partnership between home and school helps your child to flourish. Our priority is that all children have a happy start to their school life and they enjoy each and every day that they spend with us.


Our Aims

Our aims are underpinned by those of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.

  • Our high expectations and standards ensure that every child makes progress and no child is left behind.
  • Every child is included and there is equality of opportunity for all.
  • A strong working partnership is established between school, parents/carers, professionals and other settings that our pupils may attend.
  • An approach that ensures your child’s care and learning is of high quality.
  • We lay secure foundations for future learning.


Our Curriculum

We deliver the EYFS which is the framework for teaching children from birth to five years.
The framework consists of four themes

Our aim is for our warm and welcoming environment to provide each individual child with the opportunity to play, develop and learn, where parents and children fell valued and involved.
We operate a continuous provision model, meaning that your child will become independent in their learning and begin to take responsibility for their own learning and development.

There are 7 areas of learning:

We develop your child’s knowledge, skills and understanding through a topic based curriculum which stem from the children’s interests and passions.


Parents as Partners

We offer all our new families of new children the opportunity to have a home visit by members of the Early Years Team. This is an opportunity to begin the positive home-school relationship we wish to continue throughout your child’s learning journey at William Stockton Primary.


We welcome families into the classroom every morning and encourage you to attend a ‘Parent Pop In’ every Friday so you can look at your child’s ‘Learning Journey Book’ and contribute ‘WOW’ moments you would love us to know about!!


We offer ‘Stay and Plays’, workshops, craft sessions and the chance to accompany us on school visits outside of the classroom.

We firmly believe that by working together we can make a difference.



‘Teaching in the early years is good. Teachers design topics that respond to children’s interests, which results in children developing an enthusiasm for learning. ‘


‘Children’s work shows that they make good progress in all areas of their learning. Children in Reception read their own writing well, applying their phonic skills to read words’


‘Children’s behaviour shows that they feel safe.’


OFSTED June 2018

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William Stockton Primary School

Heathfield Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 8DH

0151 3551650

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