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EYFS

Children can begin their school journey from the age of three when they join our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which continues until the end of Reception.

Children engage in a range of high quality adult and child initiated activities throughout the day, in a well-equipped learning environment.  Learning is planned around the children’s interests, and they are encouraged to move between the inside classrooms and outside area to ensure a wide range of learning takes place.

All children work in groups, with highly skilled practitioners, to develop their individual learning needs.  In Reception, children also have daily Phonics, Maths and English lessons to support the learning of these important life skills and a weekly swimming lesson (on site).

The children take part in weekly Forest School activities, which are carefully planned to develop all areas of learning, as well as risk taking.  This takes place in our extensive grounds and is very popular.

All children have learning diaries, which practitioners use to record all learning achievements.  These are shared electronically with parents every month to ensure strong links with home and school learning.


  • Barley Close Community Primary School
  • Barley Close, Mangotsfield, Bristol
  • United Kingdom, BS16 9DL
  • Tel: 01454 867090
  • Email: enquiries@barleyclose.org.uk
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