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Our Nursery and Reception classes form the Early Years Foundation Stage, which caters for children from 3-5 years old. They follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum.


The early learning goals (the knowledge, skills and understanding which young children should have acquired by the end of the Reception year) are set out in the ‘Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage’


The 7 areas of learning and development are broken down into Prime and Specific areas. These are as follows;



Prime Areas

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)

  • Communication and Language (C&L)

  • Physical Development (PD)


  • Specific Areas

  • Literacy

  • Mathematical development (PSRN)

  • Understanding the World (UW)

  • Expressive Arts and Design




    We believe that these 7 areas are of equal importance and depend on each other to support a rounded approach to child development. However, emphasis is placed on the Prime Areas when children start in our Nursery to ensure they are personally and socially confident and comfortable to develop and grow in learning. We place high emphasis on developing Communication and Language skills right through the Foundation Stage.


    In the Reception year, more emphasis can then be placed on developing reading, writing and mathematical understanding so that children are prepared for their next stages in learning into Key Stage 1.

  • The Cathedral School of St Peter and St John R.C. Primary
  • Mount Street, Salford, M3 6LU (Sat Nav M3 6AY)
  • Email : stpeter&
  • Telephone : 0161 834 4150
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