Milefield Primary School, Milefield Lane, Grimethorpe, Barnsley, S72 7BH

01226 710 329


Milefield Primary School

Engage, Inspire, Empower, Learn

Early Years at Milefield 



In Early Years Foundation Stage at Milefield Primary School, we strive for children to be happy, confident and independent individuals who love learning. We provide a safe and enabling environment that is built around individual children’s needs and interests. Children build strong relationships and bonds with key adults, ensuring they always feel welcomed and respected, allowing them to explore and learn.

We are passionate about children learning through play; learning should be engaging and suitably challenging for all children; all staff have high expectations and provide high quality interactions. We are committed to providing learning experiences in an environment where all children have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Each child’s curiosity and where they are in their learning is highly valued, we teach them skills and provide learning opportunities which will create excited and resilient individuals ready for future learning and achievements.

Children in our foundation stage classes learn the skills and knowledge found in the Early Years Foundation Stage which sets standards for the learning and care of children from birth to 5 years old.

The children learn within the prime areas of learning:

  • communication and language
  • physical development
  • personal, social and emotional development

The specific areas of learning are:

  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • understanding the world
  • expressive arts and design