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What do we do in EYFS?

We follow the Curriculum for the Early Years Foundation Stage, along with the Reception Class. It is a very active curriculum requiring learning both indoors and outdoors!  There is a good balance between child and adult led activity.

We learn in small steps and work towards the ‘Early Learning Goals’ at the end of the Reception Year.

Physical development

The children will learn to move confidently in different ways using equipment and apparatus. They will develop ways of controlling how their body moves, both in gross and fine motor skills. They will be provided with a wide range of resources and activities designed to develop their physical skills. The children will work towards being able to dress and undress independently and increasing independence in self-care.

These prime areas are essential for your child’s healthy development. Our aim in Nursery is to ensure that by the end of the year all the children are competent in these areas and ready for Reception. As children grow the prime areas will help them develop skills in the four specific areas.

Literacy

Your child will talk confidently and clearly, enjoying stories and songs. They will learn to recognise letters and develop their skills in mark making. They will also learn how to handle books carefully, talk about illustrations and create their own stories.

Understanding the World

Your child will ask questions and explore the world around them. They will build with different materials, know about everyday technology and learn what it is used for. They will find out about events in their lives and their families lives.

There are seven areas of learning which are listed on the next page.

Communication and Language

The children will listen to a wide variety of stories, which will help to develop their imaginations and vocabulary. They will learn to follow simple instructions. They will communicate and use their developing speech for many different purposes, during play and more structured activities such as ‘show and tell’

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

The children will learn to be self confident and develop skills in making relationships. They will learn through play how to work with other children and adults, solving problems and succeeding together. They will increase their awareness of their own emotions and appropriate ways to express these.

Mathematics

Your child will develop an understanding of Maths through stories, songs and imaginative play. They will become comfortable with using numbers and develop their mathematical vocabulary.

Expressive Arts and Design

Your child will explore colours, shapes, dance, make things, tell stories and make music.