Areas of Learning and Development
The EYFS curriculum is organised into seven areas of learning and development:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
We provide children with experiences and support which will help them to develop a positive sense of themselves and of others, respect for others, social skills and a positive disposition to learn.
- Communication and Language
Children’s learning and competence in communicating, speaking and listening is constantly supported and extended.
We develop children’s understanding of Maths in a broad range of contexts in which they can explore, enjoy, learn, practise and talk about their developing understanding.
We support children in helping them to make sense of the world through offering opportunities for them to use a range of tools safely; encounter creatures, people, plants and objects in their natural environments; undertake practical experiments and work with a range of materials.
The physical development of students is encouraged through the provision of opportunities for them to be active and interactive and to improve their skills of coordination, control, manipulation and movement. With our specialist Early Years PE teachers, our pupils are always supported in developing an understanding of the importance of physical activity and making healthy choices in relation to food.
- Expressive Arts and Design
Children’s creativity is extended by supporting their curiosity, exploration and play. Our pupils are provided with opportunities to explore and share their thoughts, ideas and feelings, for example, through a variety of art, music, movement, dance, imaginative and role-play activities, design and technology. In addition, pupils will also receive specialist teaching in Music.
Children’s learning and competence in beginning to read and write is constantly supported and extended.