EYFS (Nursery & Reception) Curriculum
Throughout EYFS everyone works hard to develop each child’s capacity to learn, helping them to make good progress and develop excellent attitudes.
Learning in the Foundation Stage reflects the EYFS Statutory framework and Development matters guidance 2021.
Learning is categorised into seven areas: three prime and four specific.
Prime areas are fundamental; work together and move through to support development in all other areas. The prime areas are:
- Personal, Social and Emotional development
- Physical Development
- Communication and Language
The specific areas include essential skills and knowledge. They grow out of the prime areas, and provide important contexts for learning. The specific areas are:
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
Characteristics of Effective Learning
- We ensure that the Characteristics of effective learning support the development of the Unique Child in how children are learning.
- There are 3 Characteristics of Effective Learning. Practitioners use these to make judgments about how children learn and to plan for next steps of progress which will engage and excite learners catering for their unique learning styles.
Key Stage 1
Our Key Stage 1 pupils follow the National Curriculum. We place emphasis on speaking and listening. In our reading programme we give each pupil the opportunity to enjoy books. Pupils experience a wide variety of reading material at different levels of complexity, so that they can become competent and fluent readers. Pupils are encouraged to choose books to take home to read to their parents.
Further information can be found in the Developmental Matters in EYFS document below:
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