Early Years

How do we approach the Scout Road Academy Curriculum?

Early Years Foundation Stage 

We believe that all children deserve an education rich in memorable experiences that allows children’s natural creativity and curiosity to flourish, alongside the purposeful acquisition of skills and knowledge. We believe that an education that does all of this gives children the best chance to become well-rounded, happy individuals, ready to succeed in an ever-changing world.

The 7 areas of learning and development are implemented through planned, purposeful play and through a mixture of adult-led and child-initiated opportunities, providing the children with the ‘awe and wonder’ so that they engage wholly in the learning.

Play is essential for our children’s development at Scout Road Academy, building their confidence as they learn to explore, to think about and solve problems, and relate to others.

Our curriculum is underpinned by the prime areas of learning. Great emphasis is placed on these areas so that children acquire the skills, knowledge, self-regulation, and positive attitudes within the setting and beyond.

Our curriculum is planned and implemented using a cross curricular topic approach through books. We include as many ‘real life’ opportunities as possible and where we can, we provide hands on, experiential learning. Child initiated learning is high on our agenda and we respond to the children’s interests where possible.

From the moment children enter the EYFS at Scout Road Academy they are exposed to invigorating and exciting learning environments and experiences. As a team we strive to provide the children with secure foundations, so that they continue to enjoy lifelong learning at Scout Road Academy and beyond!


What will my child learn this year? 


An overview Reception will learn about throughout the year.

EYFS Long Term plan Cycle A - 2023 - 2024

EYFS Long Term Plan Cycle B 2024 - 2025