What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum covers seven areas of learning and development. This includes three Prime Areas and four Specific Areas.
The Prime Areas are fundamental, work together, and move through to support development in all other areas of learning. The three Prime Areas of learning and development include:
The Specific Areas include essential skills and knowledge for children to participate successfully in society. The four Specific Areas of learning and development include:
The EYFS curriculum is delivered to our children through a mix of adult directed activities and child initiated and child led activities. Every child is unique and their individual needs, ideas, interests and learning styles play a core role in the planning for our weekly and daily tasks and activities
The value placed on play in the early years is very high. Children learn best when they are having fun; through carefully thought out and structured play activities. All members of staff in Early Years class are highly skilled in moving the play forward and supporting children’s learning.
On the Farm
This term, we are going to learning all about farm life!
We will be thinking about the food we eat, where it comes from and how it gets to the shops. The children will also have the opportunity to try some of the vegetables grown on a farm and create their own tasty snack. We will also be learning about farm animals, with a particular focus on ‘baby’ animals and what they are called. We will finish the term with a visit to a real, working farm!
To see what else we get up to, please look at our Twitter page! The link is below.
You can see LOTS more of what we get up to by following our Class Twitter Page. We post regular updates!
Back in May, Early Years wrote letters to Sir David Attenborough to wish him a happy birthday and tell him all about our PLANET EARLY YEARS topic.
Not long after, Miss Hopson received a handwritten response from Sir David Attenborough himself! The children were absolutely over the moon. We are so grateful that he took the time to write back to us. Thank you, Sir David Attenborough!
Useful YouTube Links!
Below are some YouTube videos that we use at school to support our learning. We have lots of fun singing along and dancing to these songs, so you may have already heard your children humming these tunes!