Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
For children up until the 1st September following a child’s 5th birthday (not in full time education) we work within the same Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework as nurseries and pre-schools in England.
The EYFS is split into two areas below: –
Personal, Social and Emotional Development (focusing on Making relationships, Self-confidence and self-awareness, Managing feelings and behaviour).
Physical Development (focusing on Moving and handling, Health and self care).
Communication and Language (focusing on Listening and attention, Understanding, Speaking).
Literacy (focusing on Reading and Writing).
Mathematics (focusing on Numbers, Shape, space and measure).
Understanding the World (focusing on People and communities, The world, Technology).
Expressive Arts and Design (focusing on Exploring and using media and materials, Being imaginative).
Characteristics of Effective Learning
Playing and exploring – engagement
Finding out and exploring
Playing with what they know
Being willing to ‘have a go’
Active Learning – motivation
Being involved and concentrating
Enjoying achieving what they set out to do
Creating and thinking critically – thinking
Having their own ideas
Choosing ways to do things