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Early Years Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum is the statutory framework that sets out children’s learning and development in the Foundation Stage.  It gives children a broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life. 

Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through seven areas of learning and development.

Children should mostly develop the three prime areas first:

  1. Communication and Language
  2. Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  3. Physical Development.

These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning.    

As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in four specific areas:

  1. Literacy
  2. Mathematics
  3. Understanding the World
  4. Expressive Arts and Design

These seven areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities which are tailored to suit your child’s individual needs.  The curriculum is designed to be really flexible so that staff can follow your child's unique needs and interests.

Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.

We consider ourselves partners in your child’s learning.  The activities that you do with your child at home are important in supporting their learning and development, and have a really long lasting effect on your child’s learning as they progress through school.  

How can you help at home:

  1. Read books with your child everyday
  2. Talk to your child about what they can see and question them
  3. Help with their weekly/half termly home learning
  4. Singing nursery rhymes/counting songs etc
  5. Baking
  6. Playing outside
  7. Play turn taking games