KS1 - Lyndhurst Road, Landford, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 2AE - KS2 - School Road, Nomansland, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 2BY


The New Forest C of E Primary School and Nursery


Welcome to the New Forest Primary School!

We would like to say a warm hello from our Reception Class Woodside. This is where the children complete the Early Years Curriculum before they begin their journey into KS1.

EYFS Intent

At The New Forest Primary School, we strive to provide the best for every child. We offer a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum that aims to instil a love of learning that will support the children at the start of their school experience. Our curriculum includes the seven areas of learning and is tailored to match the children’s interests. We provide purposeful opportunities that allow the children to explore and thrive. Our environment is engaging, stimulating, challenging and fosters personal, social and emotional development.

We have considered what would be needed to add value to our children’s culture capital. This consequently encompasses the need for children to be exposed to a range of experiences that broadens their understanding and equips them with the skills needed to be successful, confident, lifelong learners.

We recognise the crucial role that we, as EYFS practitioners, play in providing children with the solid foundations that will pave the way for their learning journey ahead. We believe that play underpins the delivery of the EYFS and that children learn best through practical, hands-on experiences and interactions with their environment both inside and out. The staff consistently apply a great level of care and understanding towards the needs of all pupils and provide equal opportunities and high-quality early education for all. We foster an inclusive approach to education and believe all children should have a high level of self-worth and pride, giving them the confidence to believe that their own opinions are important and valued in our school. In the early years, we promote independence and enable children to play, explore, be active in their own learning, create and think critically.

Parent’s have a significant impact on their child’s learning. We aim to work closely with our families and to create positive and supportive relationships. We recognise and celebrate diversity and the achievements of all our children and promote good health and wellbeing. Throughout their time in the Early Years, the children will develop a sense of belonging to our school community and a readiness to transition to year 1.