Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.
Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage
There are 7 areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Children predominantly develop the 3 prime areas first which include:
• Communication and language
• Physical development
• Personal, social and emotional development.
As children progress they will also develop skills within the 4 specific areas which include:
• Expressive arts and design
• Understanding the world
We plan our lessons and activities based on these 7 areas of learning. This curriculum will continue through to your child's Reception year and we will pass on a progress report, at your request, to your child's chosen school.
We have termly parent-teacher meetings where we discuss your child’s progress and next steps for learning.