Early Years Foundation Stage
We follow the EYFS in our planning, provision and in every observation we record on your child also supported by the EY outcomes. Below are the seven areas of learning with an explanation of each individual area.
The three prime areas are:
Personal, Social and Emotional development
As children develop a positive sense of themselves and others and are able to form positive relationships and respect for others; they develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings, they understand appropriate behaviour in groups and have confidence in their own abilities.
Where children have the opportunity to be active and interactive, to develop coordination, control and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity and healthy choices in relation to food.
Communication and language development
This is giving children the opportunity to experience a rich language environment, develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves and speak and listen in a range of situations
The four specific areas
Development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest
Involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.
Understanding the world
Involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment
Expressive arts and design
Involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.