Stoney Lane, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX3 8TW

01422 202086

Cliffe Hill Community Primary School

Welcome to Cliffe Hill


EYFS CurriculUM

The children in Nursery and Reception at Cliffe Hill School follow a programme of study based on the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum 2012’. There are seven areas of experience within this phase. These are split into three prime areas and four specific areas.

Prime Areas:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development

Specific Areas: 

  • Literacy (Reading and Writing)
  • Mathematics (Numbers, Shape, Space and Measure)
  • Understanding of the World (includes ICT)
  • Expressive Art and Design

There is a greater emphasis on the child learning through a wide range of carefully planned, first hand, practical experiences and structured play.

The EYFS team has and continues to work hard to develop the indoor and outdoor areas in Nursery and Reception and continue to enrich this, through following the children’s interests. Further information can be found by clicking on the links below.

Click here to view the Parents’ Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework

Click here to view the Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage


The Early Years Curriculum is delivered through half termly themes which can be seen in the table below.

Please click on the links at the bottom of the page for the overview for each half term. 

EYFS Overview



Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2


Marvellous me and those who help us

Let’s Celebrate

Tell me a story



Ahoy me hearties!


I am special because …

It’s the season to …

What’s the time Mr. Wolf?



Fantasy and adventure

Nursery Curriculum
Reception Curriculum