Early Years Learning at Golden Hill

At Golden Hill, classes are usually mixed age groups, sometimes crossing Key Stages. Classes have a wide variety of ability and children have already completed various topics at their mainstream schools. Children often come into school disengaged from their learning and start at different points during the school year depending on when they have been excluded or referred. Children may arrive or leave mid-way through a topic.

Teachers plan from the most relevant age group for their class. This can change during the year.  Please see the most recent newsletter to find out what each class is learning. To accommodate differing abilities of children, work is differentiated using a variety of resources.

We have an outdoor area directly linked to the Early Years classroom, to allow access to outdoor learning. All Early Years children will be placed into the Eagles’ class.

Early Years Policy

Early Years Long Term Plan

EYFS Framework

Development Matters

Birth to 5 Matters


What to expect in EY: A guide for parents

A Parent’s Guide to the EY Statutory Framework

Early Learning Goals Parent and Carers Guide

Supporting your child’s learning in the EY

ELG One Page Document

Help your child with pencil grip

Help your child with Reading

Help your child with Maths

Help your child with Phonics

Help your child with Writing

SEN Progression Document