By the end of the EYFS year, our children are expected to achieve the seventeen Early Learning Goals which are fall within the seven areas of learning. The seven areas of learning appear as two categories: Prime Areas of Learning and Specific Areas of Learning.
- Personal, Social and Emotional
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design.
Our teaching and learning focuses on ensuring children develop in a safe environment that supports their wellbeing and social skills, as well as their growing independence.
We operate Continuous Provision with high-quality resources for the children through both in indoor and outdoor provision. This supports the development of the Characteristics of Effective Learning: Playing and Exploring, Active Learning and Creating and Thinking Critically.
Phonics and Early Reading
We use Letters and Sounds for teaching early phonic reading skills and there are daily phonics lessons. Children apply their phonics skills throughout the continous provision. The children read a variety of books that are at their phonics ability. Group reading takes place three times per week to further develop their fluency and comprehension. Teachers read other 'real' books with the children to support their language development
White Rose Maths Hub is a strategy employed to deliver mathematics within the Early Years Foundation Stage. The delivery of maths encompasses key small steps in learning throughout the year, allowing the clear progression of skills and knowledge. The approach to maths in EYFS is objective-led, direct teaching sessions. However, mathematics is also embedded within the continuous provision to ensure that children are able to consolidate their learning.
Talk for Writing has been implemented in EYFS. Children compile their ideas orally before writing. To support this, key actions have been introduced to reinforce the oral retelling of a text. Children will then use this knowledge of the story and vocabulary to apply to their own writing.
Curriculum Overview for Early Years Foundation Stage