Telephone: 01454 867474   Answerphone: 01454 867475


Address: Guest Avenue, Emersons Green, Bristol, BS16 7GA

Headteacher: Mr Karl Hemmings

EYFS / Red

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) applies to children from birth to the end of the Reception year.  At Emersons Green Primary School, children join the Reception class in the year that they turn five.  In partnership with parents and carers we enable the children to begin the process of becoming active learners for life.

We endeavour to ensure that children “learn and develop well and kept healthy and safe.”  We aim to support children in their learning through “teaching and experiences that gives children the broad range of skills that provide the right foundation for good progress through school and in life.” (Statutory Framework for the EYFS 2012)

The EYFS is based upon four principles:

  • A unique child – developing resilient, capable, confident and self-assured individuals.
  • Positive relationships – supporting the children in becoming strong and independent.
  • Enabling environments – where opportunities and experiences respond to the individual needs of the child by developing a strong partnership between practitioners, parents/carers and the child.
  • Learning and developing – An acknowledgement that children learn in different ways and at different rates

Look at some of the activities we do in Reception. You can see from the displays in our classrooms the variety of topics we cover.