In Early Years Foundation Stage our children learn and develop across all areas by engaging with other people and their environment through playing and exploring, active learning and creating and thinking critically.
We cover the prime and specific areas. The prime areas are fundamental throughout EYFS and the specific areas include essential skills and knowledge.
|Characteristics of Effective Learning|
|Playing and Exploring
Finding out and exploring
Using what they know in their play
Being willing to have a go
Being involved and concentrating
Keeping on trying
Enjoying achieving what they set out to do
|Creating and thinking critically
Having their own ideas
Using what they already know to learn new things
Choosing ways to do things and finding new ways
|Area of Learning and Development||Aspect|
|Communication and Language||Listening, attention and understanding
|Personal, Social and Emotional Development||Self regulation
|Physical Development||Gross motor
|Understanding the World||Past and present
People, culture and communities
The natural world
|Expressive Arts and Design||Creating with materials
Being imaginative and expressive
Each term we have a broad theme although this is developed and expanded as staff respond to children’s individual interests as they arise.
|Autumn 1||Spring 1||Summer 1|
|People who help us
|Autumn 2||Spring 2||Summer 2|
N – Seaside (seaside visit)
R – Animals (farm visit)
Each week the staff in 2s, Nursery and Reception send home a brief description of what we are covering in class to keep families informed and so we can share and celebrate experiences and achievements from home.
For more information about EYFS see:
Our EYFS seven areas of learning and development explained.