Early Years

Early Years

  • UFS Long Term Planning 2019-20


Early Years

Early Years at Horbury Primary consists of a Nursery Unit and two Reception classes which are bright and well resourced. Both our Nursery and Reception children are safe and secure inside and in their respective outside areas.

The Early Years Foundation Stage Currirulum (EYFS) is made up of 7 areas of learning.

3 Primary areas of learning:

  • Personal, social and emotional development (PSED)
  • Communication and Language (C&L)
  • Physical development (PD)

4 specific areas of learning:

  • Literacy (Reading and Writng)
  • Mathematics (Number and Space, shape and measures)
  • Understanding the world (UTW)
  • Creative development (CD)


In our Early Years Foundation Stage at Horbury Primary Academy, our aim is to provide the best possible outcomes for all our children by providing care, learning and play of the highest standards, thereby preparing children for their later stages of education.

In our role as teachers and Early Years practitioners we encourage, guide and support each child in all areas of their development, thereby creating individuals who are confident, independent, active, adventurous and enquiring thinkers.

We work in accordance to the ‘ Early Years Statutory Framework’ which specifies the requirement for learning and development from birth to 5 years and provides prime and specific areas, which forms the basis of our curriculum. In our Early Years setting there is a clear balance between child initiated and adult led activity to enable the children to learn, practise and embed new skills in ways which they are interested and fully engaged in. We believe that every child is unique and therefore we plan and provide learning opportunities according to individual needs and interests. We aim to provide an enabling environment where children learn through play and are challenged, stimulated and engaged.

We value parents as a child’s first educator. Working closely together enables us to provide the best environment for children to thrive and develop.

Please see the Policies page for more guidance about EYFS

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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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