We have an exciting curriculum in Early Years that is based on the EYFS framework and guided by Development Matters, the children's interest and specific needs. The EYFS framework includes 7 areas of learning and development that are equally important and inter-connected. However, 3 areas known as the prime areas are seen as particularly important for igniting curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building children’s capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.
The prime areas are:
· Communication and language
· Physical development
· Personal, social and emotional development
The prime areas are strengthened and applied through 4 specific areas:
· Understanding the world
· Expressive arts and design
The ‘Educational Programmes’ for each area of learning set out in the EYFS framework form the basis of our curriculum, which is built on according to the context, needs and interests of our children. We provide opportunities within the 7 EYFS areas of learning for children to develop the foundational knowledge and understanding they will need in year 1, through experiences, continuous provision, books and stories.