EYFS Curriculum

The Early Years Foundation Stage is organised into 7 areas of learning. 
 
There are 3 Prime areas that underpin everything in the Early Years:
  • Communication and Language
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
There are 4 Specific areas which help to strengthen and apply the prime areas:
  • Literacy 
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design
All of the areas are connected together and the Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning weave through them all.
 
The 3 Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning are:
  • Playing and Exploring - Children investigate and experience things, and 'have a go'
  • Active Learning - Children concentrate keep on trying and enjoy achievements
  • Creating and Thinking Critically - Children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas and develop strategies for doing things