Miss Howlett and Mrs Bright – Early Years
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
At Oakfield, we have two classes of Reception children. We have a wonderful EYFS Team who support the children to learn through play, both indoors and outdoors. We follow the children’s interests and therefore our EYFS curriculum overviews are flexible to allow this.
Well-being and involvement are at the heart of our EYFS provision and our environment is constantly changing to meet the needs of our children and to link to their interests.
What is the EYFS Framework?
Children learn skills and acquire new knowledge and demonstrate their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development set out in the EYFS frameowrk. At Oakfield Primary School we recognise that children learn best through play and by being physically active, through first hand experiences and by having opportunities to practice and develop skills, interacting with children and adults and having their interests acknowledged and valued.
The 3 prime areas are the ones that we want children to develop first. These are:
· Communication and language;
· Physical development; and
· Personal, social and emotional development.
These are the most essential areas for your child’s development and future learning. As children grow, the prime areas help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:
· Understanding the world; and
· Expressive arts and design.
Together these 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. The professionals teaching and supporting your child will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs and interests. Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking.