Early Years Curriculum
Welcome to Early Years Foundation Stage at Stamford Bridge.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) begins from birth, then in school from entry to nursery (when children are three or four years old) and finishes at the end of the Reception class (when all the children in the class will be five years old). Whilst your child is in the Early Years Foundation Stage, they will experience activities which will help them progress in their development and learning through hands-on exploratory play.
The Development Matters and Early Learning Goals establish expectations for most children to reach by the end of the Reception year. These goals are organised into seven areas of learning and provide the basis for planning and assessment throughout the EYFS. The seven curriculum areas of learning are made up of three prime areas and four specific areas:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development (Making relationships, self-confidence and self-awareness, managing feelings and behaviour),
- Physical Development (Moving and handling, health and self-care),
- Communication and Language (Listening and attention, speaking, understanding)
- Literacy (Reading, Writing),
- Mathematics (Numbers, Shape, Space and Measures),
- Understanding of the World (People and communities, the world, technology)
- Creative Development (Exploring and using media and materials, being imaginative)
During every child’s first year in school, they will access a wide range of exciting activities, all of which are linked to each of the statements (see above).
Please click on the following link to find information about the EYFS Curriculum and lots of helpful information for parents, including 'what to expect when'. This is a very practical and helpful guide.