Presentation on theme: "Agenda Parents Meeting for Mrs Ogdens Nursery School 1.Welcome and introductions – Jack Hatch 2.Introduction to the EYFS – Jill Williams 3.Feedback from."— Presentation transcript:
The Early Years Foundation Stage A curriculum from birth to five 7 areas of learning Communication Personal Social and Emotional Physical Development Literacy Mathematics Understanding of the World Expressive Arts and Design Enables children to learn at their own pace and to suit their age and stage of development A principled play based approach Helps practitioners to plan care and learning to suit each childs needs Prime A check at age two to ensure children are making good progress in the prime areas of learning Specific
Children Learn through Play! Through play children can…. make their own decisions and rules, be on their own or learn with others, make sense of their experiences and recreate events, test out new knowledge, move freely, be creative be in control, make sense of the world, and express themselves.
How Do Children Play Best? When they are given enough time to play and develop their own projects. When they can play with others and make relationships. When they are free to explore on their own and be private too. When they can imagine and pretend. When they can choose what they want to play with and when. When they are given the chance to play inside and outside.
Learning to Read and Write Developing strength in their hand muscles, ready to hold a writing tool – using play dough, chunky chalks, finger paints, writing in sand and gloop Encouraging a love of reading and writing through storytelling, sharing books, and writing for a purpose Using the phonics scheme Letters and Sounds to learn letter names, sounds and to begin to spell and decode words Reading and writing should be taught within a context that is meaningful to the children Children need to be ready to read and write and will develop at their own pace. They should enjoy learning to read and write through play based activities
How can I encourage reading and writing at home? www.phonicsplay.co.uk www.letters-and-sounds.com
Useful books to help you Little Books At Home, by Featherstone Education. www.acblack.com/featherstone