The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum is organised into seven areas of development and learning. These seven areas of Learning and Development and 17 Early Learning Goals care connected to one another and are equally important.
Three Prime Areas:
1. Communication and language
2. Physical development
3. Personal, social and emotional development
Four Specific Areas:
3. Understanding the world
4. Expressive arts and design
The Prime Areas:
Communication and language
- Do the children develop skills of speaking and listening
- Can the children show understanding (‘how?’, ‘why?’)?
- Are the children developing speaking skills?
- Moving and handling (good control and coordination)
- Health and self care (healthy diet, basic personal hygiene –dressing and toileting)
Personal, social and emotional development
- Self confidence and self awareness
- Managing feelings and behaviour
- Making relationships
-cooperative play, taking turns
The Specific Areas:
- Reading: read and understand simple sentences, using phonic knowledge
- Writing: simple sentences
- Count to 20
- One more or less
- + two single digit numbers
- Problem solving, including doubling, halving, sharing
Shape, space and measure: size, weight, capacity, position, time, distance and money.
Understanding the world
- People and communities: past and present events in their own and their family’s life; similarities and differences amongst families, communities and traditions
- The world: features of their own and others’ environments, observe plants and animals
- Select and use technology
Expressive arts and design
- Exploring and using media and materials: songs, music, dance; materials
-colour, design, texture, form and function
- Being imaginative: media and materials
-uses and purposes; design, technology, art, music, dance, role
-play and stories
The learning environment, activities and experiences are planned according to the above Areas of Learning and Development. Some children will exceed these areas before the end of the reception year; others will continue to be working towards some or all of the areas. In all cases planning will be informed by observations and assessments of the children, enabling them to make good progress throughout the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Free zoning :
A recent addition to the already established FS learning programme is the Free zoning. The whole term is based on the Theme Land Animals and it is divided into Wild animals for 5 weeks and Farm animals for next 5 weeks. The lesson plan is basically made for all areas of leaning – Language, Numeracy, Understanding Word and Art and Creative design. Children move in groups to different classrooms and specially designed outdoor area where activities are conducted. It has tremendously helped students to improve their personal, social and emotional development.
Inclusive for all
Our curriculum that is offered is inclusive for all children and children with special educational needs, disabilities and for children whose first language is not English. All children have full access to the curriculum and are supported in their learning.