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    The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) areas of learning and development have been produced by the government and early year’s professionals for use by all early years’ providers.

    We use the areas of learning and development when we are observing, assessing and planning for your child’s individual needs. The areas of learning and development make sure that we are constantly challenging the children and helping them to develop and succeed.

    There are 7 areas of learning and they are split into 2 parts: Prime areas and Specific areas and will always be the main focus of our planning and activities.

    The 3 prime areas

    These cover the knowledge and skills which are the foundations for children’s school readiness and future progress

    Personal, social and emotional development

    This area of learning and development is about how your child…

    Physical development

    This area of learning and development is about how your child…

    Communication and language

    This area of learning and development is about how your child…

    The 4 specific areas

    Literacy

    This area of learning and development is about how your child…

    Mathematics

    This area of learning and development is about how your child…

    Understanding the world

    This area of learning and development is about how your child…

    Art and design

    This area of learning and development is about how your child…

    Enjoys being creative

    Sings, dances and makes music

    Plays imaginatively

    Uses colour to express themselves

    When working with the youngest children staff will be expected to focus strongly on the prime areas which are the basis for successful learning in the specific areas. The balance will shift to a more equal focus in all seven areas as children’s’ confidence and abilities grow.

    This curriculum is designed to be flexible so that the staff can follow the children’s needs and interests.

    At Bordesley Green our children learn by playing and exploring, being active and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.

    If you want to find out more about the EYFS or the areas of learning and development, the documents we use, can be found on this website which also has parents pages and contains lots of information about the EYFS -

    www.foundationyears.org.uk/

    If you have any questions about any part of the EYFS, please do not hesitate to ask!

    School contact: Mrs Gilbert, Assistant Head for Foundation Stage