The EYFS is based on four important principles:
A Unique Child
Principle: Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
Principle: Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person.
Principle: The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning.
Learning and Development
Principle: Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of Learning and Development are equally important and interconnected.
What does all this mean?
Young children learn best through play and first-hand experience.
The teacher provides your child with a range of appropriate play and learning experiences for their stage of development and helps them develop new skills. There will be a mixture of adult led and child initiated activities.
The activities that are provided for young children will underpin the skills they need to work towards the Early Learning Goals in the following areas at the end of their reception year at school:
- Communication and language
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Physical development
- Expressive Art & Design
- Understanding the World
In the final term, a profile is completed for each child, giving a well-rounded picture of your child’s knowledge, understanding and abilities.