Early Years Foundation Stage Crinnis and Polmear

Mrs Amanda Jones

Class Teacher - Crinnis, EYFS Lead

Mrs Lisa Phillips

Class Teacher - Polmear

We have two Reception classes at Charlestown Primary SchoolPolmear Class and Crinnis Class.  


Children attend from a wide range of childcare providers, all of which we are building links with and visit in the summer term prior to the new academic year.   


At Charlestown Primary School we believe in giving children the best possible start to their education.  It is our intent that children who enter our EYFS classes develop physically, cognitively, verbally and emotionally


We recognise the importance of children learning through play.  Adults play alongside children supporting language and  communication development and introducing new vocabulary.  


Click below to see our EYFS children in action. 




We have created 30 activities that we would like all children in EYFS at Charlestown to take part in before the end of the year. 

We have inviting learning environments both inside and outside that support children to learn through play. The children can explore, investigate and communicate together.


Outdoor learning plays a big part in EYFS.  Our environments are varied including a climbing frame, a sand pit, a nature area and mud kitchen.  Weekly woodland session are planned and run in the school woodland area.  The activities support a range of skills, social interactions and cooperation. 

Have a look at our learning environments and how much fun we have.  

Our School Day  


We deliver our curriculum through a balance of child-initiated play, whole class teaching and small group adult led work. 


Daily phonics is taught through the Read Write Inc program.


To promote healthy living a daily healthy snack is provided.     



We have started this school year with an exciting change for our 'Early Years Foundation Stage'. In July 2021 the government released a document of 'Curriculum Guidance' for the 'Early Years Foundation Stage'.


At Charlestown School we trialed the changes as Early Adopters in September 2020.  Click on the link for Development Matters 2021. 

Development Matters - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)