Early Years Foundation Stage

All children in the Nursery and Reception classes follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Children learn through a variety of self-directed and adult led activities which take place both in class and in the outdoor area. Adults observe and interact with children to move learning on, using the child’s interests to motivate and extend understanding and skills.

There Areas of Learning in the EYFS are:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

The Characteristics of Effective Learning are interconnected with the Areas of Learning. They describe how children learn.

The Characteristics of Effective Learning are:

  • Playing and Exploring
  • Active Learning
  • Creating and Thinking Critically
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