The Early years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
Our curriculum is based on the requirements of the Revised Early Years Foundation Stage (Department for Education, March 2017) which sets the standards for Learning, Development and Care for children from birth to five.
How my child will be learning?
Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.
Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first that are essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning. These are:
- Communication and language
- Physical development
- Personal, social and emotional development
As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts and design.
These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. The professionals teaching and supporting your child will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside (DfE, 2014).
When your child is between 2 and 3 years old, your child’s key person will give you a written summary of how your child is progressing against the 3 prime areas of learning:
- communication and language;
- physical development; and
- personal, social and emotional development.
This is called the progress check at age 2. This check will highlight areas where your child is progressing well and any area they might need some extra help or support. You might find it useful to share the information from the check with other professionals such as health visitors (who can use it as part of the health and development review).
(A detailed curriculum for each of these areas is available on request)
Please visit www.foundationyears.org for more information.
Parents Page: http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/parents/
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