Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
Our Early Years curriculum is based upon the seven areas of learning and development in the Early Years Statutory Framework. All the areas of learning and development are important and inter-related. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning and for building the capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. These three areas, the prime areas, are: communication and language, physical development, and personal, social and emotional development. Alongside these are the four specific areas of literacy, mathematics, understanding the world and expressive arts, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied.
Each area of learning and development will be implemented through planned, purposeful play and through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activity. The planning will reflect the different ways that children learn:
- playing and exploring – children investigate and experience things and ‘have a go’
- active learning – children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties, and enjoy achievements
- creative and thinking critically – children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.