Early Years

Nursery and Reception children follow the final year of the Foundation Stage Curriculum which is based on Development Matters. Our aim is to provide quality learning experiences for all the children; learning that is structured, balanced, relevant to the child and related to the real world. Every day your child will have the opportunity to do the following:


Play and Explore

Finding out and exploring

Playing with what they know

Being willing to ‘have a go’


Active Learning

Being involved and concentrating

Keep trying

Enjoying achieving what they set out to do


Creating and Thinking Critically

Having their own ideas

Making links

Choosing ways to do things


The Foundation Stage Curriculum is divided into seven areas of learning.

Prime Areas

Personal, social and emotional development

Making relationships
Self-confidence and self-awareness
Managing feelings and behaviour

Physical development

Moving and handling
Health and self-care

Communication and language

Listening and attention
Understanding speaking

Specific Areas


Reading writing


Numbers shape, space and measure

Understanding the world

People and communities
The world technology

Expressive arts and design

Exploring and using media and materials
Being Imaginative

Foundation Stage


EYFS Curriculum

Development Matters



Davies Lane Primary School,

Davies Lane,



E11 3DR




Main Telephone:

020 8539 2466



020 8523 3230


Chief Executive - Maureen Okoye

Executive Principal – Jason Cook

Head of School – Bronwen Chalmers





School hours

Office Hours

8.00am - 4.30pm

Davies Lane is operated by Arbor Academy Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales with company number 10234376.


The registered office is at

Arbor Academy Trust, Davies Lane Primary School, Davies Lane, Leytonstone, London.  E11 3DR