The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth until the end of the Reception year. It aims to develop each child to their full potential by offering a ‘principled, play-based approach to learning and development’.
Young children learn best through play and Early Years Practitioners will be able to provide your child with appropriate play and learning experiences for their stage of development and help them develop new skills. The activities that are provided for young children will underpin the skills they need to work towards the Early Learning Goals at the end of their Reception year at the school. The EYFS curriculum enables practitioners to recognise your child’s strengths and areas where they need more support to develop new skills.
For young children, it is important that they are made to feel safe and secure in their surroundings. This is aided by having a key person within the class who gets to know you and your child well and builds a positive relationship with you as a family. In Reception at Crockenhill, your key workers will be the class teacher and the teaching assistant in your class.
The areas of learning and development are broken into seven areas. Three areas are particularly important for igniting children’s enthusiasm for learning. These are the three prime areas of:
Leaving four specific areas through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied.