The Different Stages in Primary Education

  • Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) - Reception (4 and 5 years of age)
  • Key Stage One (KS1) - Year 1 and Year 2 (6 and 7 years of age)
  • Key Stage Two (KS2) - Year 3 to year 6 (8 to 11 years of age)


EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage)

The Foundation Stage forms part of the whole school and there is a close partnership, with joint planning, between staff members to ensure continuity and progression for our children. Mary Exton has developed links with external Nursery settings to allow for a smooth transition to Reception as they start at our school. In the Foundation Stage we provide care and education for a wide range of children in environments that enable children to feel safe and supported and which extend their learning and development.


KS1 & KS2 (Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2)

The children in KS1 and KS2 follow the National Curriculum and teachers ensure the objectives are covered in a broad, balanced and creative way.


Curriculum Maps & Class Information Letters

In line with the National Curriculum; the long-term curriculum maps are reviewed on an annual basis. All children in Key Stage 1 and 2 follow the National Curriculum.  Each term, the Class Teacher communicates the plans for the term ahead, including the information of the weekly timetable and planned visits etc

Curriculum Maps & Class Information Letters

Parent Partnership Booklets

Over the past term we have developed a small number of Parent Partnership booklets to give further guidance to parents and carers about the curriculum at Mary Exton.  Should you have any suggestions for further booklets, please email the school office.

  Parent Partnership Booklets


Extra Curricular Clubs

This term we have re-introduced a programme of extra curricular activities which the children can take advantage of.  Some activities are run by school staff and parents, and others by outside providers.  We hope to be able to provide a range of activities for all age groups throughout the year.  Should you wish to volunteer to support any of the clubs, please contact the school office.

  Extra Curricular Clubs


If you would like further information about the schools curriculum please contact the school office.