Early Years Foundation Stage
Welcome to Our Class!
In Reception you will find the EYFS team of Mr Patel and Miss Martin. We work together to ensure the children in our care have the best start in school. We encourage them to learn how to socialise, make friends and develop their personality. Our aim is to ensure all children have the opportunity to develop into independent, resilient learners.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.
The four overarching guiding principles
There are four guiding principles in the EYFS that shape our practice. These area:
That every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured
That every child can learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships
That children learn and develop best in enabling environments with teaching and support from adults
The importance of learning and development. Children develop and learn in different ways
Areas of learning and development
There are seven areas of learning and development that must shape our educational programmes in early years settings. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected.
These are the prime areas: -
Communication and Language
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
These are the specific areas:-
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts & Design
The main aspects of each of the seven areas are: -
Communication and Language:
Listening, Attention and Understanding
Personal, Social and Emotional:
Gross Motor Skills
Fine Motor Skills
Understanding the World:
Past and Present
People, Culture and Communities
The Natural World
Expressive Arts & Design:
Creating with Materials
Being Imaginative and Expressive
We like to develop a strong partnership with our parents as we find that this approach gives our children the very best start in their education. We therefore ask that children are supported at home by reading with an adult at home regularly and by sharing experiences together which can be uploaded via Tapestry. If you have any questions or concerns about your child's learning, please don't hesitate to talk to us.
Our PE lessons will take place every Wednesday, therefore children should come into school in their full PE kit on a Wednesday. Physical Development is a key area of development in EYFS therefore we will also be working on this daily with fun and enjoyable activities.
For more information about the EYFS curriculum, please see the documents below:
- Parents’ Guide to EYFS
Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage 2021 - Setting the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five
Birth to 5 Matters
Thanks for your help and support,
The EYFS team!
2023 - 2024