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Play is essential for children’s development, building their confidence as they learn to

 

explore, to think about problems, and relate to others. Children learn by leading

their own play, and by taking part in play which is guided by adults.

 

(Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, 3 March 2017)

 

The EYFS curriculum focuses on the following areas of Learning and Development:

PRIME AREAS OF LEARNING 

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

SPECIFIC AREAS OF LEARNING

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts

RECOGNISED CHARACTERISTICS OF EFFECTIVE LEARNING

  • Playing and Exploring (Engagement)
  • Active Learning (Motivation)
  • Creating and Thinking Critically (Thinking)

On-going formative assessment is at the heart of our Early Year’s processes enabling us to support children’s learning and development by closely matching what we provide to a child’s current needs. This is facilitated through Observation, Assessment and Planning.

For more information on the Early Years Foundation Stage please visit:

https://www.gov.uk/early-years-foundation-stage