Foundation Stage - Mrs Whittle and Mrs Knights

 

Welcome to Foundation Stage!

Early years learning concentrates on 7 areas split between prime and specific areas of learning.
 

The prime areas of learning are:

  • communication and language
  • physical development
  • personal, social and emotional development
     

The specific areas of learning are:

  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • understanding the world
  • expressive arts and design

 

Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.

At the end of the EYFS – in the summer term of the reception year in school – teachers complete an assessment which is known as the EYFS Profile. This assessment is carried out by the reception teacher and is based on what they, and other staff caring for your child, have observed over a period of time.

We consider ourselves partners in your child’s learning.  The activities that you do with your child at home are important in supporting their learning and development, and have a really long lasting effect on your child’s learning as they progress through school.  For example, talking, listening, reading, singing nursery rhymes, cooking and baking or playing outside with them.

You can find out more about the Early Years Foundation Stage which includes the early learning goals at www.foundationyears.org.uk. The Foundation Year’s website also includes a range of resources and contacts.