The EYFS at North Walkden Community Primary School consists of the Nursery and Reception children. The EYFS is the first stage of the National Curriculum, focusing on the distinct needs of children aged three to the end of the Reception year.
The EYFS curriculum has a total of seven areas. These consist of 3 prime areas, which are central to all that we do and 4 specific areas.

The areas are as follows:-

Prime areas:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical development

Specific areas:

  • Literacy (reading and writing)
  • Maths
  • Understanding of the world
  • Expressive arts and design.

Each area of learning sets out the skills, understanding, knowledge and attitudes, which it is, hoped children will reach, or exceed, by the end of the EYFS. Children will be at different stages of progress towards these goals, depending on their age and stage of development.
Within the EYFS curriculum children encounter new experiences; they explore the world around them, ask questions, extend their skills, develop confidence and build on what they already know. Staff in the EYFS plan a wide range of opportunities for children to learn both indoors and outdoors. The planning is built on what the children know and can do. Sometimes activities are planned for particular learning needs and sometimes the children initiate and develop their own learning. Both provide opportunities for children to work together and share experiences. The children have an individual learning journey, where their progress is noted.


8.45am – 3.10pm.  (For Nursery Children)


11.20am. – 1pm.  For nursery children

11:30 – 1.00pm. For reception


In the Summer Term, many transition activities take place within nursery and reception, including visits to new classes and meetings with teachers.

All nursery children are given a gradual introduction to school life in September, by following a part time routine for the first few weeks. This helps them to gradually adapt to the busy school life day.

In reception, we offer a staggered intake to ensure that each child feels confident within their new environment.

Contact Us

Worsley Road North, Walkden

Worsley, Manchester, Lancs, M28 3QD

Tel: 0161 921 2921

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