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Thornhill’s key principles for the teaching in the Early Years Foundation Stage:


The EYFS framework forms the backbone of the Early Years curriculum at Thornhill Primary School. There are four important principles that underpin practise at Thornhill Primary school.


A unique child - Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.

Positive relationships - Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.

Enabling environments - Children learn well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents/carers.

Learning and development - Children learn and develop in different ways and at different rates. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years settings, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.


Within this there are seven areas of learning and these shapes the educational programme in our early years setting. All areas are interconnected but there are three areas that are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, for building children’s capacity for learning and to help them form relationships and thrive.

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  • Thornhill Primary School,
  • Thornhill Road,
  • London,
  • N1 1HX