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Early Years

In Foundation we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS). This curriculum is made up of 7 areas of learning and development which engage your child's play, each building on previous skills and knowledge. These areas are Communication and Language, Mathematics, Literacy, Understanding the World, PSED, Expressive Arts and Design and Physical Development.

 

National Early Years Framework

 

                       

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

'Personal, social and emotional development involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves and others; to create positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.' (EYFS)

 

Physical Development

'Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement.  Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to their food.' (EYFS) 

 

Literacy, Communication and Language Development

Communication and Language and Literacy development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment that encourages them to express themselves as confident speakers and listeners.  It also inspires them to develop the skills they need as readers and writers, through an enriched print environment that nurtures a love of books and storytelling and making marks. (EYFS)

 

Maths Development

'Mathematics 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.'  (EYFS)

 

Understanding the World Development

'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.'  (EYFS)

 

Expressive Arts and Design Development

'Expressive Arts and Design involves enabling children to explore and play with a range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activites in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology. (EYFS)

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