Guilden Morden Church of England (VC) Primary Academy

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The Early Years curriculum covers the Pre-school and the Reception children in Class 1.

It is split into seven areas of learning, three prime areas and four specific areas


  • · Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)
  • · Physical Development (PD)
  • · Communication and Language (CL)


  • · Literacy
  • · Mathematics
  • · Understanding the world
  • · Expressive arts and design

The curriculum is underpinned by a play-based approach where children have access to all areas of learning within the classroom and in the outside learning area. Children will at times be directly taught a new skill and at other times discover for themselves through carefully planned play opportunities. Topics are planned  to take account of children’s interests and skilfully link all the areas of learning. We use the Read, Write, Inc scheme to support the children's learning in phonics.

The children are continually observed and assessed by teachers and teaching assistants so that they progress rapidly towards achieving the ‘early learning goals’.