The EYFS is a stage of children's development from birth to the end of their first (reception) year at school. The EYFS framework describes how early years practitioners should work with children and their families to support their learning and development. The revised framework of September 2012 made it more clear and focuses on the children's learning and greater emphasis is placed on working in partnerships with parents to support children's learning at home. 

Learning and Development 

The Early Years Foundation Stage 

The revised EYFS consists of the following three prime areas: 

 

1. Personal, Social and Emotional development

 

  • learn to co-operate,for example,in blockplay when they build together

  • learn to take turns,for example,when a new pram or tricycle is provided

  • learn to share

  • experience the therapeutic value of working with materials,such a clay,dough,paint sand and water

  • can explore their emotions,for example,in the assembly that we will have every single day

 

2. Communication and language development

 

  • expeience a rich language environment

  • develop their confindence and skills in expressing themselves

  • speak and listen in a range of situations

 

3. Physical development

 

  • they move confidently with increasing control and coordination children enjoy physical play and the sense of freedom it brings.The have developed anawareness of space and of others,and are beginning to use space imaginatively

  • use scissors to cut various  kinds of material in creative/aesthetic play

  • engage  in table  top activities,such as jig-saws in construction play

  • screw on lids in shop play

The EYFS also consists of another four specific areas: 

 

1. Expressive arts and design 

  • sharing their thoughts ,idea and feealings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, design and technology

  • children explore a variety of materials,appreciating colour,shape,texture and sound;

  • expressing ideas using a range of different materials

  • they develop manipulative skills as they handle appropriate tools and instruments correctly

  • painting and drawing

 

2. Mathematics

 

  • improve their skills in counting

  • understanding and using numbers

  • calculating simple addition and subtraction problems

  • describe shapes,spaces and measures

 

3. Literacy

 

  • Link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write

 

4. Understanding of the world 

  • Make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore,observe and find out about people,places,technologyand environment.

 

 

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