Early Years Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) consists of 3 prime areas and 4 specific areas of learning.

Prime areas:

Communication and LanguagePhysical developmentPersonal, Social and Emotional Development

Specific areas:

LiteracyMathematicsUnderstanding the WorldExpressive Arts and Design

For more information please see the links below that contain information on the EYFS and also a helpful parents’ guide to supporting children at home:

What they need/Uniform

Children will need a school book bag, a PE bag, a change of clothes to be kept at school and wellies.

Little Harriers children also wear a uniform of a navy blue jumper/cardigan with a school logo, a white polo shirt, grey or blue socks/white tights and black shoes. Boys will need grey trousers or shorts and girls will need a grey skirt, pinafore or trousers and in the summer a blue and white checked dress.

Nursery children with hats

More uniform information can be found using the following link:

Harriers Banbury Academy Uniform

For more information or to order any uniform please contact our uniform supplier, Cross Embroidery:

Lunch times

If your child is attending Little Harriers for a full day, they will join the Reception children in the dining room for lunch time. They will need to bring in a packed lunch, or alternatively you can book and pay for a school dinner through your Parent Pay account by Thursday of the week before.

Potty training

We do ask that you ensure that your child is fully potty trained by the time they join Little Harriers. We know that sometimes accidents can happen, and therefore ask all parents to provide a spare set of clothes to be kept at school just in case. We understand that potty training can be quite difficult in some cases, and therefore have added a few links below that may contain some useful hints and tips to help with this!

Useful Links

Please see our Useful Links page for websites that support home learning.

Where next


Hello and welcome to Early Years at Harriers Banbury Academy. See our Virtual Visit page for more videos and information about joining Harriers. Reception is…

Moving on to Reception class

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