Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

New Early Years Framework, September 2021

The revised Early Years Foundation Stage, 2021. 


All Reception class staff will be working with a revised framework from September 2021. Both the statutory and non-statutory guidance teachers work with have been changed. 


The DfE (Department For Education) state that the aims of the reforms are to:

*improve outcomes for children 

*strengthen language development 

*reduce unnecessary paperwork so that staff can spend more time engaging in high quality interactions with children, supporting their learning. 


4 overarching principles

The Unique Child 

Positive Relationships

Enabling Environments 

Learning and Development 


3 Characteristics of Effective Learning

Playing and Exploring

Active Learning 

Creating and Thinking Critically 


7 areas of learning 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Communication and Language 

Physical Development 



Understanding The World

Expressive Arts and Design 



‘Children are captivated by their learning’, ‘The well-being of pupils is at the heart of the school’, ‘School is a calm place - pupils are polite, courteous and well-mannered’