EYFS Expectations

This page provides information for parents and carers on the end of year expectations for Reception children in our school.

The teachers have identified these expectations as being the minimum requirements your child must meet in order to ensure continued progress throughout the following year. All the objectives will be worked on throughout the year and will be the focus of direct teaching. Any extra support you can provide in helping your children to achieve these is greatly valued.

If you have any queries regarding the content of this page or want support in knowing how best to help your child, please talk to your child’s teacher.


  • Read some common irregular words
  • Use phonic knowledge to decide regular words and read aloud accurately
  • Identify rhymes and alliteration
  • Join in rhyming patterns
  • Read and understand simple sentences
  • Demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read
  • Make basic predictions
  • Identify start and end of a sentence


  • Write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others
  • Use capital letters and full stops to demarcate sentences
  • Write demarcated sentences
  • Use correct pencil grip
  • Write name (correct upper and lower case)
  • Use correct letter formation for familiar words


  • Count reliably to 20
  • Order numbers 1 – 20
  • Say 1 more/1less to 20
  • Add and subtract two single digit numbers
  • Count on/back to find the answer
Welcome to Harrold Primary Academy

Harrold Primary School is a happy, caring and supportive school. We have a great team of teachers and support staff that work hard to ensure that all the children make good progress. Our vision is that every child has the right to an high quality of learning, where they are treated with respect in a safe learning environment. We strive to ensure that children reach their full potential, are well-equipped for when they leave primary school, and are able to continue achieving throughout secondary school.

To find out more about the school, please read through our website and do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to visit the school.