Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
When four-year-olds enter school they bring with them a wealth of experience and knowledge about the world in which they live. Our aim is that their learning should build on these early experiences and be based on rich and stimulating ‘hands on’ activities.
Learning is based around the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and is planned in order to work from the interests of the children. We have safe and stimulating outdoor learning areas where children work and play all year round.
We have good levels of adult support but aim to instill in the children independence and a sense of adventure about their learning.
The EYFS sets standards for the learning, development and care of your child from birth to 5 years old. These standards are broken down into age ranges to monitor the development of your child. During their first year of school (Reception) most children complete their EYFS ready to start learning based on the National Curriculum in Year 1.
The EYFS is broken down into 7 areas of learning, and your child will mostly be taught through games and play.
Areas of learning:
The areas of learning are:
The class teacher will assess the children at the end of the school year when they turn 5.
The assessment is based on classroom observation - your child won’t be tested. It uses the early learning goals, which can be found in the early years framework.