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Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE

 

Pupils in the Nursery and Reception classes follow the Early Years Foundations Stage curriculum.

 

Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.

 

Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These are:

  • Communication and language;

  • Physical development; and

  • Personal, social and emotional development.

 

These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning.

 

As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:

 

  • Literacy;

  • Mathematics;

  • Understanding the world; and

  • Expressive arts and design.

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Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.

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