Early Years Foundation Stage
Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). This is how we describe the time in a child’s life between birth and age 5.
This is a very important stage as it helps children get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes. In our school we believe that a child’s early years experience should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure; and support their development, care and learning needs.
The EYFS Framework helps us to support a child’s learning and their healthy development. Our children 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. These are:
- Communication and language;
- Physical development; and
- Personal, social and emotional development.
These prime areas are those most essential for a child’s healthy development and
future learning. As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:
- Understanding the world; and
- Expressive arts and design.
These 7 areas are used to plan children’s learning and activities. Our planning can be really flexible so that we can follow a child's unique needs and interests. Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.
The involvement of parents and carers in their child’s education is another very important part of the work we do in the EYFS so we try to engage parents and carers whenever the opportunity lends itself.
OTHER CURRICULUM SUBJECTS AND AREAS
Art / Computing / Design Technology / English / Early Years Foundation Stage / Geography / History / Maths / Modern Foreign Languages / Music / Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education / Phonics / Physical Education / Pupil Voice / Religious Studies / Science / Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development