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1 The Early Years Framework for the Foundation Stage 17 th September 2014

2 Introduction Welcome Purpose of the workshop Setting the scene and an historical overview

3 What is the Early Years Foundation Stage? Describes the time in your child’s life between birth and age 5 Vital stage as it helps your child to prepare for their future learning and successes Early Years Foundation Stage Framework delivers best practice

4 What is the EYFS Framework-why do we have one? The Framework was developed by a number of early years experts and with parent involvement In 2012 the Framework was revised to make it clear and concise for all stakeholders It puts greater emphasis on parental involvement

5 What is the EYFS Framework-why do we have one? Sets out 7 areas of learning and development – as a guide for professionals It allows for assessment opportunities on a daily basis Sets out the ‘Early Learning Goals’ (ELG’s) that your child is expected to reach by age 5

6 What does it mean for me as a parent? Ensures your child is as safe as possible-welfare standards Ensures that your child receives quality provision Peace of mind that your child is receiving the best practice in early childhood education

7 How will my child be learning? Acquiring new skills Acquiring new knowledge Demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development

8 The 7 areas of learning and development 3 PRIME The 3 PRIME Areas-Communication and Language; Physical Development; and Personal, Social and Emotional Development 4 SPECIFIC The 4 SPECIFIC Areas-Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the world; and Expressive arts and design

9 PRIME The PRIME areas of learning and development Communication and language: Listening and attention Understanding Speaking

10 PRIME The PRIME areas of learning and development Physical development: Moving and handling Health and self-care

11 PRIME The PRIME areas of learning and development Personal, social and emotional development: Self-confidence and self-awareness Managing feelings and behaviour Making relationships

12 SPECIFIC The SPECIFIC areas of learning and development Literacy: Reading Writing

13 SPECIFIC The SPECIFIC areas of learning and development Mathematics: Numbers Shape, space and measures

14 SPECIFIC The SPECIFIC areas of learning and development Understanding the world: People and communities The world Technology

15 SPECIFIC The SPECIFIC areas of learning and development Expressive arts and design: Exploring and using media and materials Being imaginative

16 What are the characteristics of effective teaching and learning? Playing and exploring Playing and exploring-investigate and experience things and ‘have a go’ Active learning Active learning-concentrate and keep trying when encountering difficulties, and enjoy activities Creating and thinking critically Creating and thinking critically-have and develop own ideas; develop strategies for doing things

17 As a Mum or Dad how can I help with my child’s learning?

18 How can I find out how my child is getting on? The class teacher is known as the “key person”, this is the person who: Is initial point of contact within the setting Helps your child to become settled Responsible for your child’s care, development and learning Takes a careful note of your child’s progress

19 When your child is 3: We will check on their development in the PRIME areas and identify what the next steps are in learning and development We will give you feedback in the first half term which will give an overview of the settling in period

20 When your child is 3: Throughout the 2 years we will observe and record stages in your child’s development-this is your child’s ‘learning journey’ At the end of FS1 we will report on your child’s progress and liaise with the FS2 team into which your child will move

21 When your child is 5: They will be completing their learning journey in EYFS We will assess your child’s progress in line with the ELG’s and identify next steps ready for transition to Year 1 Information collated over the 2 years in your child’s ‘learning journey’ along with your input

22 When your child is 5: You receive a report on your child’s progress and next steps which will be discussed with you Your child’s “key person” will liaise carefully with the Year 1 teacher who will then have a full story of your child’s progress in the 7 areas of learning and development

23 Where can I find further information? e_early_years e_early_years

24 Parenting Information sharing sites e/ e/

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