Early Years Foundation Stage

There are four themes to the foundation stage;
  • A Unique Child
  • Positive Relationships
  • Enabling Environments
  • Learning and Development
This is a short summary of the main principles of the EYFS; for more information you may speak to the staff.
​A Unique Child


This theme is about how the children develop; they are all different, but should be treated equally. Positive relationships and good communication are vital. The children need to learn about risks and safety, how to make good choices, how to stick to boundaries. They do best when all their physical and emotional needs are met.

 

Positive Relationships

 

This theme is about the children learning to manage their feelings and build relationships. We will respect all kinds of families and aim to develop a positive two-way relationship with parents. We will support, listen to and work with the children to help them learn. A Key Person looks after each child.

Enabling Environment

 

This theme is about practitioners planning for and checking on each child’s progress. We will involve parents and the local community. We will ensure that inside and outside spaces at the setting are safe, interesting and engaging. We will support children when they move on, working as a team to help your child succeed.

 

Learning and Development

 

This theme is about practitioners planning for and checking on each child’s progress. We will involve parents and the local community. We will ensure that inside and outside spaces at the setting are safe, interesting and engaging. We will support children when they move on, working as a team to help your child succeed.

 

Early Learning Goals

 

By the time they reach the end of the EYFS, most children should have reached or gone beyond these goals. 

The Prime Areas are: 

Communication and Language -   this includes developing listening and attention skills, understanding and speaking.

Physical Development - this relates to Moving and Handling - both gross and fine motor skills, handling equipment  and tools. Also, health and self -care, learning to be independant  in this area.

Personal, social and emotional developent - Self-confidence and self-awareness, managing feelings and behaviour and making relationships.

 

The Specific Areas are:

Literacy  - Reading,using phonics. 

Writing -  writing their names and simple words.

Mathematics - Numbers, counting 1 to 20, solving number problems. Shape, space and measures, using mathematical language. 

Understanding the World -  People and communities, the World and Technology.

Expressive arts and design - Exploring and using media and materials  - singing, dancing and expressing their imagination. 

Welfare - as well as helping the children to learn, practioners are also responsible for the children’s welfare. We will look after your children properly and help them to stay healthy. We will make sure the setting is a safe and positive place for the children. 

 

Supporting the EYFS at home - how you can help at home

  • Spend plenty of time talking with your child.

  • Read lots of books together.

  • Encourage your child to take part in activities, such as digging in the garden, visiting interesting places and taking part in sports.

  • Play a variety of games together – spending quality time with your child is the very best way to help them learn and develop.

  • Tell us if your child does something new or interesting.

  • Let us know if you have any problems or worries about you child, or if you need our help. 

 

Keeping records

While your child is in the Foundation Stage, we will record the kind of things that they do. We may take photographs and make notes to show how your child is developing. These will be gathered into a booklet which can be passed on when your child moves into Reception. 

 

 

 

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