Welcome to EYFS

At Clifton Primary School we aim to provide a secure and stimulating environment where our children are nurtured into becoming happy, confident members of our school. We offer an exciting curriculum which enables children to make progress by developing a range of knowledge and skills.

Children have lots of opportunities to facilitate their own learning through carefully resourced provision and skilled adults, who support children through high quality interactions and effective questioning. Children are given lots of opportunities to put into practise the skills they have learnt and extend their own learning. Our play based learning environment supports the children’s interests and through a carefully planned creative curriculum, (split into half termly topics) we aim to support the children’s development and inspire a love of learning.

We value the importance of the outdoor environment and regularly use the school forest, in order to enable children to develop their thinking, problem solving and collaborative working skills.

Each year group has a curriculum map detailing content and coverage across all subject areas. Parents can refer to our curriculum maps to keep up to date with what children are learning each term.

Information for parents

  • All documents & resources are available in printed format from the school office.

‘There is a strong sense of community in this school.’…

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‘The harmonious relationships among all groups, from a wide variety of backgrounds, are a strength of the school’…

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‘Leaders have high expectations of behaviour for all pupils.’…

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‘Parents are overwhelmingly supportive, commenting very positively on the school’s many strong features’…

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‘Teachers use
rigorous assessments to make sure that all pupils make good progress.’…

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‘There is a very strong focus on checking on how well different groups of pupils are learning, so that any falling behind can be immediately helped to make better progress’…

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‘The Clifton ‘Good Citizen’ programme helps pupils to develop the communication and interaction skills they need for
later life.’…

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‘Teaching and learning are consistently good. As a result most pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics from often significantly below-average starting points’…

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‘Leaders ensure that pupils can develop essential life skills through activities such as learning to dress independently and simple food preparation’…

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‘Teachers provide opportunities for pupils to share experiences of their cultural beliefs and celebrations.’…

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‘Pupils feel very safe in school because of the school’s rigorous approach to keeping them safe’…

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‘Staff morale is high, team spirit is very strong, and all are committed to continued improvement. This helps to explain why the school is continuing to improve’…

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‘From the earliest stages in Reception, adults skilfully support pupils to explain their mathematical thinking.’…

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‘Teachers ensure that they enrich the curriculum through an extensive range of visits and experiences’…

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‘Pupils demonstrate outstanding levels of tolerance and respect for other pupils and adults’…

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‘ A well-developed
programme for relationships education helps pupils to understand the importance of tolerance and respect for others.’…

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‘Pupils with highly complex special educational needs receive outstanding levels of support.’…

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‘Leaders have embedded a carefully sequenced, knowledge-rich curriculum from the early years through to Year 6.’…

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‘The introduction of a comprehensively sequenced phonics programme is helping children to establish successful early reading skills from the very start of Reception.’…

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‘In religious
education lessons, teachers provide opportunities for pupils to understand and appreciate the different life experiences of their friends.’…

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‘Children make a good start in the early years because of good teaching’…

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‘Pupils are happy and they feel safe.’…

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‘The excellent relationships between teachers and their pupils ensure lessons are purposeful and enjoyable’…

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‘The multi-academy trust has provided teachers with detailed suggestions for how to adapt every aspect of the curriculum.’…

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‘The range of enrichment activities the school provides is excellent and contributes a great deal to pupils’ learning’…

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‘Leaders help pupils to develop resilience and self-confidence in their learning.’…

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‘Pupils contribute significantly to the successes of the school through their outstanding behaviour and readiness to learn’…

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‘Comprehensive subject plans identify the essential knowledge and vocabulary that pupils need to learn over time.’…

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‘The highly successful promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is at the heart of the school’s work’…

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‘Relationships between adults and pupils are extremely positive.’…

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‘Leaders leave no stone unturned to ensure that the very diverse school population is treated equally and that there is a relentless focus on driving up pupil performance’…

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