The Early Years Foundation stage curriculum promotes learning through play within the context of a calm stimulating environment and warm positive relationships. The best outcomes can be achieved when parents and practitioners
work together to support development and well being.
For more information about each area of the EYFS, including how you can help your child at home, click on the links below.
3 Prime areas
language, this helps
§ development involves giving
children opportunities to experience a rich language environment;
§ to develop their confidence and
skills in expressing themselves;
§ to speak and listen in a range of
this area involves….
§ providing opportunities for young
children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination,
control, and movement.
§ Help children to understand the
importance of physical activity,
§ and help children to make healthy
choices in relation to food.
Personal, social and
emotional development, this area involves…..
§ helping children to develop a
positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and
develop respect for others;
§ to develop social skills and learn
how to manage their feelings
§ to understand appropriate behaviour
in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.
4 specific areas
Literacy development involves….
§ encouraging children to link sounds
and letters and to begin to read and write.
§ Children must be given access to a
wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to
ignite their interest.
Mathematics involves providing children with…..
§ opportunities to develop and
improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers,
§ calculating simple addition and
§ and to describe shapes, spaces, and
Understanding the world involves guiding children to…..
§ make sense of their physical world
and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out
about people, places, technology and the environment.
Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to…..
§ explore and play with a wide range of media and materials,
as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their
thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music,
movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology
Characteristics of Learning
how to learn! The characteristics of effective learning are behaviours which
must be developed to enable children to become
We are aiming for children who are self- motivated, have
the courage to try something new, to be able to concentrate and persist at
challenges, to have their own ideas and solve problems.
and exploring; this area is all about engaging with others, objects and
Learning; This area is all about being motivated to engage in play and learning
and thinking critically; this area is all about promoting children’s thinking
For further information about the EYFS or other early years topics go to; www.foundationyears.org.uk
Busy Bees Preschool
Manor Fields Primary School
Tel; 01722 328799
Registered Charity Number; 1014692
The Early Years Foundation Stage, EYFS