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New Starters 2023

New Starters 2023

A big welcome to Belle Vue Primary school. This section of our website is for children starting school in September 2023.

We are really looking forward to welcoming you all to school and have provided some information that you should find useful in helping prepare you and your child before September.


What is the EYFS?


EYFS stands for the Early Years Foundation Stage and its standards support your child from birth to the end of their Reception year at school. These standards must be followed by all Ofsted registered childcare providers including teachers, childminders and nurseries. From September 2021 as a school we follow the Statutory EYFS Framework. To support us there are two non-statutory documents called Development Matters and Birth to 5 Matters which we use to support your child’s development. It enables us to see what they have achieved so far and what they need to learn next, so we can adapt our teaching accordingly and help your child reach their full potential.


Prime Areas

Communication & Language

Physical Development

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Listening, Attention and Understanding

Gross Motor Skills

Managing Self


Fine Motor Skills

Building Relationships



Self Regulation

The Early Years Outcomes are split into 7 areas; 3 prime areas and 4 specific areas, which you can see above and below. Each area is defined by statements that are split into Age Related Expectations. By the end of Reception year children are expected to achieve the Early Learning Goals for each area of learning. You may find that your child doesn’t achieve these and this is nothing to worry about! Every child is unique and progresses at their own pace!


Specific Areas



Understanding the World

Expressive Arts and Design



Past and Present

Creating with Materials

Word Reading

Numerical Patterns

People, Culture and Communities

Being Imaginative and Expressive



The Natural World


As well as monitoring what your child learns, it’s also important that we understand how your child learns so that we can teach and support your child in a way that suits them best. This is where the Characteristics of Effective Learning come in. They are not split into age bands because they underpin all 7 areas of learning and development. Children who receive the right sort of support and encouragement during these early years, will be creative and adventurous learners.


Characteristics of Effective Learning

Playing and exploring – engagement


Finding out and exploring


Playing with what they know


Being willing to “have a go”

Active learning – motivation


Being involved and concentrating


Keeping trying


Enjoying achieving what they set out to do

Creating and thinking critically – thinking


Having their own ideas


Making links


Choosing ways to do things

What will my new school and classroom look like?

Preparing your child for school

Supporting your child’s learning at home

Learning in the Early Years

Getting to know your child

Things to bring to school

Our school rules

Our learning behaviours