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The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework is a government document that all schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers in England must follow. It sets standards for the learning, development and care of your child from birth to 5 years old. The standards ensure your child will learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe.
What Will My Child Be Learning?
The EYFS framework outlines seven areas of learning and development and educational programmes. There are three prime areas of learning, which are particularly important for your child’s development and future learning:
Communication and Language, Personal Social and Emotional Development and Physical Development.
There are four specific areas of learning, through which the prime areas are strengthened and applied:
Literacy, Maths, Understanding the world and Expressive Arts and Design.
Early years practitioners also use your child’s needs and interests to plan challenging and enjoyable activities and experiences. How Will My Child Be Learning? The EYFS framework identifies the essential role of play in your child’s development. It is through both child-led play and play guided by an adult that your child will develop confidence and relationships with others. Through play, EYFS practitioners will help your child to extend their vocabulary and develop their communication skills. The EYFS framework identifies three characteristics of effective teaching and learning:
Playing and exploring, Active learning and Creating and thinking critically.
A greater focus on teaching specific skills will occur as your child progresses through their reception year, which will help them to prepare for year one.
Mental Health Awareness Week 2022
The theme for this year's mental health awareness week is loneliness.
We talked about the importance of friendship in combating loneliness and listened to a story about how friendship is far more important than any possessions.
We drew our friends and talked about what made them special
Easter celebrations 🐣
We invited our grownups into school to celebrate the Christian festival, Easter, by making Easter crafts and sharing hot cross buns and Spring songs
Red nose day
We retold the story using props, masks and puppets.
We made African necklaces.
We observed and painted the fruit in the story.
We made story maps and retold the story using pictures as cues.
Supertato to the rescue!
We used the story setting of a supermarket in the Supertato book for our role-play area
We designed our own Supertato characters
We made wanted posters to help capture the the evil pea!
We used potatoes in our numeracy
We recalled quotes from the story and wrote them in speech bubbles
We used real vegetables to retell the story
World book day red carpet
Children's mental health week ♥️
We took part in a number of activities this week to promote children's well-being. We decorated stars in a way that makes us feel happy, we drew pictures of happy faces or something that made us feel happy, we decorated hearts for someone special, we did some mindfulness through yoga and then we finished the week by having an ice-cream treat from the ice-cream van.
We explored lots of different activities and techniques to celebrate Chinese New Year and also tried some Chinese food.