Early Years (EYFS)

Eyfs curriculum wheel

The staff in Early Years are highly trained and will use these worlds as a starting point for engaging children in learning across all seven areas of learning as outlined in the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.

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Progression of Skills and Knowledge 

Communiction and Language Development 

Involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves and to speak and listen in a range of situations.Communication and Language progression of skills

Physical Development

Involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive and to develop their co-ordination, control and movement. Children will practise both gross and fine motor control. They will also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity and to make healthy choices in relation to food.
Physical Development progression of skills

Mathematical Development

Involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems and to describe shapes, space and measure.
Maths progression of skills

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

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.
Personal Social Emotional progression of skills 

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 and a passion for reading.Literacy Development progression of skills 

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.
Understanding the World progression of skills

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.
Expressive Arts and Design progression of skills