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Curriculum

What is the EYFS?

The Early Years Foundation Stage is the national curriculum for 5s and under.

There are 7 areas of learning taught through areas of provision and directed activities.

All areas of learning are reflected inside and outdoors.

All areas of learning promote playing and exploring, active learning, independent thinking.

What are the 7 areas?

3 prime areas:

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

4 specific areas:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Making friends                              
  • Learning rules
  • Learning daily routines
  • Learning about others, different cultures and respect
  • Understanding boundaries
  • Making relationships with adults.
Physical Development
  • Gross and fine motor skills
  • Malleable area                             
  • Mark making area
  • Pencil control
  • Shoes and coats
  • PE – getting changed too
  • Dance
  • Outdoor area

Communication and Language

  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Following instructions
  • Role play

Literacy

  • Phonics              
  • Recognising and writing name                                
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Singing nursery rhymes writing 
Mathematics
  • Counting up to 2
  • Recognising numbers and what they mean
  • Calculation
  • Shape
  • Pattern
  • Problem solving
  • Measuring 
Expressive Arts and Design
  • Role play
  • Art
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Singing
  • Storytelling

Understanding the World

  • Investigating
  • Learning about other cultures and places
  • Finding out about things that happened in the past
  • Explore living things; plants and animals
  • Using technology such as computers, telephone and lots more!