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Horizon Academy Trust is an exempt charity regulated by the Secretary of State for Education.

company number 08411590

registered office is C/O Biggin Hill Primary School, Biggin Avenue, Bransholme, Hull, United Kingdom HU7 4RL.

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Foundation Stage

The Foundation Stage consists of Foundation Stage 1 (Nursery) and Foundation Stage 2 (Reception).

We believe the foundation stage makes a crucial contribution to a child’s early development and learning.

Practitioners aim to ensure all children get the right start. We understand all children are unique and develop and learn in different ways. We support children to be resilient, capable, confident and inquisitive as they play and explore, become active learners and develop creative and critical thinking.

We provide a rich variety of teaching and learning experiences that are appropriate to the needs of the child.

The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum which is divided into 3 prime and 4 specific areas.

Prime Areas:

  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Communication and language
  • Physical development


  • Maths
  • Literacy
  • Understanding of the world
  • Expressive Art and design




Reception Baseline Assessment

Reception Baseline Assessment Information for Parents

The reception baseline assessment (RBA) is a short, task-based assessment of your child’s early literacy, communication, language and mathematics skills when they begin school. It is statutory for all schools from September 2021.

We will complete this assessment within the first 6 weeks of term. The assessment will form the start of a new measure of how schools are helping their pupils to progress between reception and year 6.

Your child does not need to prepare. There is no pass mark or score and your child should not realise they’re doing an assessment.

Once the RBA is fully established, the intention is to make the key stage 1 national curriculum tests and teacher assessments that children currently take at the end of year 2 non-statutory.


Meet the FS1 Teachers




Our nursery serves the local community of rising 4s. The nursery is a purpose-built unit consisting of an indoor area, demarcated into specific learning zones and an enclosed garden area. The outdoor area has key learning areas and a forest area for the children to play and explore.

The nursery has 104 part-time places. In September 2019 the nursery increased early education entitlement / 30-hour provision for eligible parents/carers. If you think you are eligible for the 30-hour funding please contact the school office for more information. These places are reviewed on a termly basis.


This is my favourite story, it’s a bear with numbers on the apples


I'm taking my baby to the shops


I'm making a circle, look it's a circle


Meet the FS2 Teachers




Our FS2 has 90 places with attractive classrooms a comfortable snack area, creative lab and cosy reading areas. Our outside space well designed into different learning and playing areas and we have a popular go-kart track.


I like building, look at my robot!

Olivia, Alice and Kaitlyn

I love this school it has loads of toys to play with! - Olivia
We do loads of learning and I like learning a new letter every day! - Alice
We have favourite books that we read in class. - Kaitlyn


At Biggin Hill Primary school, we have decided to be an ‘early adopter school’ from September 2020.

We will be following the Statutory Framework for Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to provide our EYFS curriculum in Reception (FS2) and at the end of the academic year the EYFS profile will provide parents with a reliable assessment of each child’s attainment in relation to the 17 early learning goals. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/governmen... (EYFS reforms early adopter version July 2020)

The government’s aim for the proposed changes are ‘to improve outcomes at age 5, particularly in early language and literacy.’

We will continue to teach themes through play and exploration supported by outstanding adult-interaction.

Parents as Partners

We welcome parents into our setting and have an open-door policy. We have weekly play and stay sessions in FS1 and parent mornings in FS2. We also have a variety of workshops, events, assemblies and performances throughout the year where we love to show off our achievements and our learning.

Key Foundation Stage Information

Class Timetables