EYFS Curriculum


We aim to develop and broaden the range of children’s learning experiences, to leave them confident, eager and enthusiastic learners who are looking forward to school. We hope to play our part by treating your child as an individual and offering him/her a variety of experiences and activities which are designed to further their development process.

 

Much of the children’s learning will be through play where children are offered a range of activities each with an underlying educational purpose. Play is the means by which the children explore a variety of experiences in different situations for a variety of purposes. It is a process which provides for children a way of learning about the world around them.

There are 7 areas used to plan your child’s learning and activities. The professionals teaching and supporting your child will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. This is a little bit like a curriculum in primary and secondary schools, but it’s suitable for very young children, and it’s designed to be really flexible so that staff can follow your 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.

Staff plan activities and experiences that promote children’s development and learning based on the ‘Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage’ in the following key aspects:

Area of Learning and Development 

Prime Areas

Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Making relationships
  • Self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Managing feelings and behaviour
  • Physical Development
  • Moving and handling
  • Health and self-care
  • Communication and Language
  • Listening and attention
  • Understanding
  • Speaking
  • Specific areas

    Literacy
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Numbers
  • Shape, space and measure
  • Understanding the World
  • People and communities
  • The world
  • Technology
  • Expressive Arts and Design
  • Exploring and using media and materials
  • Being imaginative