Early Years



Our curriculum challenges children, encouraging them to develop into motivated learners, curious about the world around them.


Our children are nurtured in a secure environment, whilst being allowed to explore, enquire and take risks both inside and outside the classroom. 


Our children make swift progress within a child centred context, and make a smooth transition to Key Stage 1.


Our Early Years (Reception and Nursery) curriculum is based on seven areas of learning.

There are three prime areas:


  • Personal, social and emotional development

  • Physical development

  • Communication and language



There are four specific areas:


  • Mathematics

  • Literacy

  • Understanding the world

  • Expressive arts and design





Children who achieved a ‘Good Level of Development’ in Reception at St Mark and All Saints in 2019 was 67% (National figure  - 72%).

Discover 'Tapestry'


To keep parents up to date with their child’s learning, every parent is given a login to their child’s online learning Journal called Tapestry. Through this site, teachers will upload observations, which link to the above areas of learning. Once uploaded, parents can view the written comments, photos and videos of the children’s learning. Parents can also upload videos, photos and comments to add to the children’s learning journal.



Current Themes of Study:

Please see your child's class teacher for parent access.