Early Years Foundation Stage

What Will My Child Be Learning?

The EYFS framework outlines seven areas of learning and development and educational programmes. There are three prime areas of learning, which are particularly important for your child’s development and future learning:

There are four specific areas of learning, through which the prime areas are strengthened and applied:

Mrs Rodgers and Mrs Jones will consider your child’s needs and interests to plan challenging and enjoyable activities and experiences.

How Will My Child Be Learning?

The EYFS framework identifies the essential role of play in your child’s development. It is through both child-led play and play guided by an adult that your child will develop confidence and relationships with others. Through play, our Early Years’ Team will help your child to extend their vocabulary and develop their communication skills. The EYFS framework identifies three characteristics of effective teaching and learning:

A greater focus on teaching specific skills will occur as your child progresses through their Reception year, which will help them to prepare for Year One.

How Will I Know How My Child Is Doing?

Our Early Years’ Team will use their professional knowledge to understand your child’s level of development. If we have any concerns about your child's progress, we will discuss these with you.

During your child’s Reception Year two formal assessments will take place:

  1. Reception Baseline Assessment (at the start of the Reception year).

More information about the new Reception Baseline Assessment can be found at: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1004560/2021_Information_for_parents_reception_baseline_assessment.pdf

  1. Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (at the end of the EYFS)

Discussions at Parents’ Evenings will inform you on how your child is progressing. At the end of the academic year, a report will be given to you to inform you of your child’s progress and whether they have met or are continuing to work towards their early learning goals (ELGs). There are 17 ELGs your child is expected to achieve by the end of the EYFS.