Early Years Foundation Stage
Early Years Foundation Stage
In Cubs Class we believe that your child’s learning is a partnership between home and school and we offer a library of resources available for parents to use at home with their child.
Please take a look at ' A Parents Guide'
This is a guide written for Parents to read about what to expect and when within the Early Years
Please take a look at the photographs showing a day in the life of a reception child in Cubs Class.
Most children enter pre-school with skills and knowledge typical for their age. A small but increasing proportion enter with speech, language and communication needs. Children settle quickly and make good progress because activities are closely matched to their needs and interests. This good progress continues in Reception. In 2016, three quarters of the children reached or exceeded a good level of development.
Children who have special educational needs and/or disabilities make good progress. Well-trained staff effectively meet their speech, language and communication needs. The most able children particularly benefit from working alongside Year 1.
Pre-school and Reception work very closely together. This is of enormous benefit to children on many levels. For example, children regularly learn and play together. Younger children often learn more quickly because they watch and follow the example of older children. When the time comes to move to the older class, pre-school children are already familiar with the staff and their new surroundings. Equally, Year 1 pupils enjoy familiar surroundings and benefit by learning from the staff who know them very well.
At Guyhirn Primary School we look at what underpins learning and development in all areas and how your child engages with other people and the environment, supporting your child to be an effective and motivated learner. We consider how your child learns through the Characteristics of Learning -through playing and exploring, active learning, and creating and thinking critically.
The Early Years foundation stage is split into Prime and specific areas of learning.
• The prime areas begin to develop quickly in response to relationships and experiences, and run through and support learning in all other areas. The prime areas continue to be fundamental throughout the EYFS.
• The specific areas include essential skills and knowledge. They grow out of the prime areas, and provide important contexts for learning.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Making relationships, Self-confidence and self-awareness and Managing feelings and behaviour
Physical Development-Moving and handling & Health and self-care
Communication and Language-Listening and attention, Understanding and Speaking
Literacy- Reading and Writing
Mathematics –Numbers, Shape, space and measure
Understanding the World -People and communities,The world and Technology
Expressive Arts and Design- Exploring and using media and materials and Being imaginative.