Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum Monday 29th September 2014
The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum Children develop quickly in the early years and our aim is to help children have the best possible start in life. All children should have the opportunity to develop their personalities, talents and abilities.
Seven Areas of Learning • All areas are important and inter-connected. • Areas are crucial in igniting curiosity and an enthusiasm for learning. • Prime areas are strengthened through the specific areas and should be embedded throughout. Prime Areas of Learning: • Personal, Social and Emotional Development • Physical Development • Communication and Language Specific Areas of Learning: • Literacy • Mathematics • Understanding the World • Expressive Arts and Design
Prime! Personal, Social and Emotional Development • Maintain concentration, listen and be excited to learn. • Develop and awareness of their own and others needs. • Form good relationships and work in a group taking turns. • Understand what is right and wrong and why • Manage their own hygiene and dress themselves. • Have a positive self image.
Prime! Physical Development • Moving and handling. • Health and self-care. • Know the importance for good health. • Ways to keep healthy and safe. • Manage personal hygiene and needs successfully.
Prime! Communication and Language • Listening and showing attention. • Gathering information and building understanding. • Responding to others. • Speaking confidently.
Specific! Literacy Two areas: reading and writing • Become familiar with sounds • Blend sounds to help with reading • Linking sounds to letters in both reading and writing • Ignite an interest
Specific! Reading • Letters and Sounds Phase 1 • Read Write Inc Phonics Programme • Reading records and reading books • Keywords • Reading buddies • Parent’s Reading Morning
Specific! Writing • Emergent writing • Mark making • Variety of opportunities • Phonetically plausible attempts
Specific! Mathematics Providing opportunities to develop and improve skills in: • Counting • Understanding number • Calculating simple addition/subtraction problems • Describing shapes, spaces and measures. Little Big Maths – Learn Its
Specific! Understanding the World • Making sense of the world and communities • People, places, technology and the environment • Explore, observe and find out about… • Classroom World Map • Link with a primary in Bridport
Specific! Expressive Arts and Design • Exploration and play • Wide range of media and materials • Imaginative play and role-play • Art, Music, Movement and Dance • Design and Technology
How do we deliver this? • Play is a key way in which young children learn with enjoyment and challenge both indoors and outdoors. Through play in a secure environment they: Explore, develop and represent learning experiences that help them make sense of the world • Communication • Adult-led vs Child-initiated learning opportunities • Base our activities on the children’s interests
Interactive Learning Diary • Share and Chat • Ipads/Computer available • Parental Portal • Sign up sheet
WOW! • Valuing the learning opportunities that you provide at home and when you go out and about. • We want to know anything that made you say “Wow!” about your child. • Comments or photographs, ‘Your Voice’.
Early Years Foundation Stage Profile • Forms a reception child’s assessment and end of year report • Assesses children against Early Learning Goals and Characteristics of Effective Learning. • Most children will achieve the Early Learning Goals by the end of their Reception year and be ready to move on to the National Curriculum in Year 1.
We Want You! • Reading • Playing games • Arts and crafts • Talents! • Trips • Family Assembly