The EYFS curriculum is completed during children's first year at school. Our Early Years provision follows four guiding principles:
- Every child is unique, constantly learning and capable of being confident and self-assured.
- Children learn through positive relationships.
- Children learn and develop well in enabling environments which are responsive to their needs and where there is a strong partnership between school and parents / carers.
- Children develop and learn in different ways.
The seven areas of learning and development identified by the Government shape our Early Years programme. These areas are inter-connected and crucial for igniting curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, as well as for building the capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. The areas are:
- Communication and language
- Physical development
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts and design.
Each area of learning and development is implemented through the key characteristics of effective learning:
- Engaging with what is around them
- Being motivated and involved
- Developing their own ideas and making links in their learning