The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a mandatory framework which sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. At Hoyle we promote high quality teaching and learning to ensure children’s readiness for primary school and to give children a broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.
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The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework
The Early Years Foundation Stage specifies requirements for learning and development and for safeguarding children and promoting their welfare with four guiding principles;
A Unique Child
Learning and Development
There are 7 Areas of Learning that shape the curriculum at Hoyle. These are underpinned by the Characteristics of Effective Learning.
3 Prime Areas that are particularly crucial;
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
4 Specific Areas;
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
This helps children to develop a positive sense of themselves and others, positive relationships, respect for others, social skills, managing feelings, appropriate behaviour and confidence in their own abilities. Children gain an awareness of British Values, cultures and beliefs through a range of activities.
Communication and Language
This involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment, to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
This is about having opportunities to be active and interactive, to improve skills of co-ordination, control, manipulation and movement. Children learn about the importance of physical activity and to make healthy choices.
This involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children are given access to a wide range of reading materials to stimulate their interest and enjoyment.
This involves providing children with opportunities to stimulate and develop their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple problems and to experience shape, space and measures.
Understanding the World
This involves guiding children to make sense of the physical world and their community through opportunities to explore the environment, observe and find out about living things, people, places, visitors, outings and to use simple technology.
Expressive Arts and Design
This enables children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials. It provides children with opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities including art, music, movement, dance, role play and design technology.
Associated Link - EYFS Development Matters
Here is some more information about how we teach Letters and Sounds
Maths Activities to do with your child at home