EYFS Daily Routines

This is the daily routine of a normal day in our Early Years Foundation Stage, but every day can be different and exciting.

TimeDurationActivity
8.45am - 9.00am15 minsSchool Gate Opens
Soft Opening / Children Self-Register
9.00am – 9.10am10 minsWelcome Time
Welcome, date, news and visual timetable
9.10am – 9.30am20 minsLetter and Sounds Time
Phonics groups (small group adult led learning)
9.30am – 10.30am60 minsChild Initiated Learning / Focus Time
(English Input)
Children access the continuous provision supported by adults / Groups of children join adults for focus activities
10.30am – 11.30am60 minsChild Initiated Learning / Focus Time
(Maths Input)
Children access the continuous provision supported by adults / Groups of children join adults for focus activities
11.30am – 12.00pm30 minsStory & Review Time
Tidy time / Review Learning / Story / Singing / Lunch preparation
12.00pm – 1.00pm60 minsLunch Time
Packed lunch or hot school meals, playtime on the school’s main playground
1.00pm – 1.30pm30 minsRegister and Physical Skills
Register, practising and reinforcing physical skills
1.30pm – 2.50pm80 minsChild Initiated Learning / Focus Time
Children access the continuous provision supported by adults / Groups of children join adults for focus activities
2.50pm – 3.30pm30 minsStory & Review Time
Tidy time / Review Learning / Story / Singing / Home preparation
3.30pm
Gates Open 3.15pm
15 minsHome Time
Prepare for home time, Parents/Carers collect children from the Foundation Stage playground

Snack Time

Snack is available for the children during the day this includes:

  • Carton of fresh milk
  • Water
  • Selection of fruit and vegetables – carrots, apples, bananas, pears, oranges, raisins, etc.

Children can bring a healthy snack from home to be eaten at playtime. Children can also bring a water bottle to keep in the classroom during the school day.