St Lawrence CE Primary School

Early Years


At St Lawrence our Early Years Curriculum is driven by the children’s interests. We focus on positive attitudes towards learning, building confidence and resilience where children’s natural instincts to discover the world around them are encouraged and enhanced. Our environment both inside and out is continuously evolving to nurture the children’s love of learning.


Phonics is a priority at St Lawrence and we use Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised to teach this. Children have carefully matched books to take home that match the phonemes they are learning in school. 


Learning through play and exploration is most meaningful and leads to deeper learning. We use Tapestry as an observation tool and use that to inform our tracking and assessments. Children within the EYFS enjoy many aspects of whole school celebration and achievement and very quickly become a part of the St Lawrence family where the values of Love, Compassion and Respect are fostered at the very beginning of their journey here.