EARLY YEARS CURRICULUM SUMMARY

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The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum applies to children from birth to the end of the Reception year. The EYFS curriculum is based upon four principles;

1. A Unique Child

2. Positive Relationships

3. Enabling Environments

4. Learning and Development

Using these principles, the Early Years Foundation Stage allows staff to provide enriching opportunities for every child to develop into an inquisitive and independent learner across the seven areas of learning which are;

PRIME AREAS:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Physical Development

  • Communication and Language

SPECIFIC AREAS:

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding the World

  • Expressive Arts and Design

At Wheatfields Primary School we provide opportunities for all children to explore and share their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of opportunities across both indoor and outdoor environments. The children are encouraged to share their learning and express themselves through art, design, technology, music, drama, movement, mark making, construction, dance and imaginative play.

None of these seven areas of the curriculum can be delivered in isolation from the others. They are equally important and depend on each other. All areas are delivered through a balance of adult led and child initiated opportunities across the environment. Through play and practical experiences children learn about the world around them and their place in it. They learn through first hand experiences, talk, books and equipment. We set realistic yet challenging expectations that meet the needs of our children as individual leaners and use our knowledge of their interests to make learning as exciting as possible. However, to support understanding of the different areas of learning within the curriculum, below is a breakdown or how as a school we try to enrich the experiences of each area within our school environment.