Early Years Curriculum
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
The Early Years Foundation Stage is a creative curriculum which allows young children to learn new skills and experiences through hands on, exploration play.
Within the Early Years Curriculum there are 7 areas of learning. These areas are then subdivided into 17 aspects of learning.
These can be found at http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Early_Years_Outcomes.pdf
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).
Teaching is planned based on children’s interests. As professionals, we understand that children are more highly motivated when they are engaged in a topic which is of particular interest to them. Throughout the year, The Early Years staff will collate written, photographic and video evidence of each child based on the above statements. This evidence is then complied and used to paint a picture of each individual child’s achievement across all the areas of the curriculum. Eventually it will form their end of year report. We also plan adult initiated cultural topics to raise awareness of different cultures and traditions.
Numeracy is practical and session provide hands on, physical learning. Each mathematical skill is taught and then revisited throughout the year to ensure the learning is embedded.
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.