EYFS Provision


Provision for EYFS - progression and play

These principles underpin our Early Years curriculum and guide our planning.

Well-planned and well-resourced play activities which allow for progression in a child’s thinking and understanding can provide the context in which these principles become the reality for all our children.

Progression in play reflects the observation and assessment of children’s knowledge, skills and attitudes in order to provide developmentally appropriate experiences. Children come to school already as skilled learners. Through our observations, assessment and professional judgement we gain valuable insights into how each one learns best. This information informs our planning to meet the needs of each individual child. Progression in play comes about as a result of a real understanding of the interests, needs and experiences of the child. 

All children at Poplar Farm School will be given opportunities to experience: 

Dramatic Play;

Sand Play;

Water Play;

Dough and Clay;

Table top;

Small world;



These opportunities will be both indoor and outdoor, expected to be 50-50 split. 

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum for coverage of the six areas of learning are: 

Area of Learning


Personal, Social  and Emotional Development

3 hrs 30

Language and Literacy

3hrs 30

Mathematical Development

3hrs 30

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

3hrs 30

Physical Development

3hrs 30

Creative Development

3hrs 30


21hrs (broadly 50% indoor, 50% outdoor curriculum)