Dinnington Community Primary School



It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our Foundation Stage!

I hope you and your child love their time with us in our Foundation stage. We have a fantastic team of practitioners who are always available for you. Our aim is to ensure each child in our setting is as well prepared as possible for the start of their school journey. As a parent myself I believe every child should have an amazing, exciting and innovative experience during their time in the Foundation Stage. We are seeking to develop independent and resilient children - who love learning!


"At Dinnington Community Primary School we will ensure that all children access high quality provision in a happy, safe and secure learning environment, catering to their individual needs and ensuring excellence in their holistic development, allowing them to thrive."



Mr Dougherty

Early Years Foundation Stage Leader


Parent Information

At DCPS we offer Early Years provision for all children who are entitled to take 15 funded hours per week, from either the January, April or September following their 3rd birthday. Following the newly introduced government scheme, from September 2017 we will also provide 30 hours provision for those who are entitled. 




If you have any concerns about a child's safety or well-being then please immediately contact:

Mr Stevie Hobson (Designated Safeguarding Lead) or

Mrs Vaughan




Please do visit our ClassDojo page by clicking on the link:


ClassDojo is a digital classroom management tool designed to help teachers communicate more effectively with parents. Each child gets an avatar and teachers create goals or behaviors to track, such as turning in homework, participating in class, or staying on task. Teachers can use their smartphone, tablet or computer to give the children points throughout the school day based on these goals and behaviours, and we ensure this is done in a careful, sensitive way that encourages social and emotional learning. We can also share some of the amazing things that your children do every day (some parents have called this "Facebook for school"!).




F2 children follow a programme designed to help them achieve what are known as the ‘early learning goals’. These are targets that most children are expected to achieve by the time they leave the F2 class. This will provide a firm foundation for National Curriculum work in Year 1. We believe that children learn best from practical experience and all areas of the curriculum are delivered in this way as much as possible.

Each half term across the EYFS setting a book is studied in detail (we call this Novel Study) and topic themes are followed, which give opportunities for learning in the three prime and four specific areas of the curriculum. These areas are:


Personal, social and emotional        Communication and language            Physical Development



Literacy          Mathematics       Understanding the World           Expressive Arts and Design

Good practice in our EYFS through teaching and play

Parental Engagement

We want your children to feel happy and safe when they are with us at DCPS, so to make sure that this is the case we will endeavour to work with you to help settle your child in the setting. We are here to discuss any concerns or issues you may have!


Each child will have a learning journey, where staff record their development, in the form of work samples and photographs. This can be shared with parents at regular intervals to allow you to share your child's learning and to provide any comments on learning that has taken place.


There are also many different ways in which you as parents can get involved in your child's learning at school:

*Sharing knowledge about children's interests, needs and progress

*Joining our 'stay and play sessions'

*Contributing to children's Learning Journeys

Early Years Foundation Stage Policy