Guidance to your child’s learning and development in the early years foundation stage.
Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.
Nurseries, pre-schools, reception classes and child-minders registered to deliver the EYFS must follow a legal document called the Early Years Framework which has been recently revised. It is our duty as a school to inform parents about the Framework and offer guidance.
The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum is a very important stage as it helps your child prepare for more formal learning as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes. From when your child is born up until the age of 5, their early years’ experience should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure; and support their development, care and learning needs.
There are 7 areas of learning
- Communication and Language
- Physical development
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Understanding of the World
- Expressive arts and design
These 7 areas of learning are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. As teachers and practitioners we will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. It is designed to be really flexible so that staff can follow your child’s needs and interests. This is done through collecting evidence including photographs, written observations and children’s work.
The guidance for the Early Years Curriculum makes it clear how parents/guardians need to be involved in contributing to their child’s learning journey. Therefore we will be sending out activities and tasks for you to do at home each half term to ensure that as parents/guardians you can become part of this process. As well as this in each classroom there will be a box for you to drop in any observations or comments you wish to make about your child’s learning at home which may or may not be linked to the current topic or theme.
For example- 28.1.13 Ben really enjoyed planting in the garden this weekend. He scooped the soil in to pots and was interested to look at the daffodil bulbs as he planted them. He was then excited to watch every day to see if the bulbs had grown.
You could also tell us about a special achievement that your child has had.
For example- 27.1.13 Paul got his swimming certificate for swimming without arm bands.
We hope you find this information useful and if you wish to ask any more questions please see your class teacher.
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