Once we get to know the children and their starting points we plan appropriate learning experiences. This means that no two years are ever the same! Ongoing observation and assessment forms a huge part of the EYFS experience and we send parents a monthly update of the observations of their children’s learning.
The EYFS curriculum is broken down into seven areas of learning and development. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.
These three areas, the prime areas, are:
- communication and language;
- physical development; and
- personal, social and emotional development.
There are four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied.
The specific areas are:
- understanding the world; and
- expressive arts and design
Here’s an example of a typical week in Term 1 and 2 in EYFS: