Trinity St Marys School

  • 6, Balham Park Road, London SW12 8DR
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Early Years

"Well organised teaching creates learning opportunities that are personalised. The exciting learning environment both indoors and outdoors allows children to develop good independent learning skills."

                                Ofsted May 2012

At Trinity St Mary's we aim to provide a secure, safe, caring and stimulating environment for all the children in our care. We try to foster a love of learning and positive attitude in all the children as they embark on their own personal journey through the EYFS curriculum.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) at Trinity St Mary's is made up of a Reception (Sun) and Nursery (Stars) Class, where the curriculum consists of the 7 areas of learning and development, which are split into 3 prime areas (PSED, C&L and PD) and 4 specific areas: 

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) - Develops the confidence and independence of children both individually and as part of a group. 
  • Communication and Language (C&L) - develops children's ability to communicate effectively through the development of speaking and listening skills. 
  • Physical Development (PD) - develops children's skills in fine and gross motor movements, improving control and coordination of the body and help children to learn to move and handle equipment efficiently. 
  • Literacy - develops early skills in reading and writing and included phonics.
  • Mathematics - develops children's understanding of number, measurement, shape, space patterns and quantity.
  • Understanding the World (UW) -  develops children's understanding of the world areound them helping them to investigate their environment, community and use of technology. 
  • Expressive Arts and Design (EA&D) - children learn to communicate through colour, shape, sound, texture, dance, role play and stories. 

To find out more about the topics that we cover in our early years classes, please download our nursery curriculum map or our reception curriculum map or to see what we do on a weekly basis, please have a look at the Trinity St Mary's EYFS blog: