The Early Years Curriculum supports the children’s’ emotional, social and academic development. At Boundary, we aim to provide a stimulating and exciting environment for the children to develop the early skills they need through a range of creative activities such as mark making, malleable, technology, constructing and building, exploring, problem-solving and physical development both inside and outside the classroom. These approaches help the children to develop independence, the skills of problem-solving and critical thinking. The children will be taught key skills in reading, writing and mathematics through child-initiated play and focused led activities.

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At Boundary Primary School our school curriculum has been designed based on our four main school curriculum drivers plus one EYFS specific driver;

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As an EYFS unit we follow the EYFS framework which splits the curriculum up into 7 areas of learning.

We use the Chris Quigley Curriculum Companion to support the planning and delivery the EYFS Framework planning. 

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Nursery Rhymes in the Early Years

Nursery rhymes are designed to help develop children’s vocabulary, oracy and confidence. These are important skills, which will help children when they start to learn to read. They are a powerful learning resource in early literacy in identifying rhythm and patterns of language. The bouncy rhymes catch the children attention and provide bite-sized learning opportunities for young children to develop key skills. The repetition and familiarity helps children to develop their long
term memory and supports language development, whilst engaging a child foster their social development and interactions.

Communication and Language Development

Rhymes are fantastic vocabulary booster. They often feature a pleasing rhymic pattern and simple repetitive phrases that
young children find easy to remember. In order to successfully develop phonological awareness, children need to be
repeatedly exposed to spoken language and nursery rhymes provide the perfect what to do this. They also create great
oportunites for speaking, listening and attention.

Physical Development

Action songs encourage children to develop their fine and gross motor control skills as well as balance and co-ordination
skills needed to follow simple instructions.

Number Opportunities

Many rhymes also contain counting, helping children to familiarise with numbers in a fun and interactive way.


EYFS Nursery Rhymes and Rhymes Yearly Overview


These are the nursery rhymes, rhymes and songs that the children in EYFS will learn throughout the year.


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Incy Wincy Spider

Where’s the dinosaur?

Hickory Dickory Dock

Autumn Leaves

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

We’re going on a bear hunt

The wheels on the bus

How to be a superhero

Mary, Mary quite contrary

There’s a tiny caterpillar on my hand

Humpty Dumpty

 We’re all going on a summer holiday



Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

1, 2, 3, 4,5 Once I caught a fish alive    

Five Little Speckled Frogs

5 Currant Buns


The Gruffalo Song

Goldilocks rhyme

                                  Have you ever seen a penguin come to tea

Hey Diddle Diddle

Walking through the jungle

Five Little Ducks

Five Little Peas


Old Mother Hubbard

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside


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