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What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?

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1 What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?
The Early Years Foundation Stage (E.Y.F.S.) is the stage of education for children from birth to the end of the Reception year. It is based on the recognition that children learn best through play and active learning.

2 The ways a child engages with other people and
the environment underpins learning and development across all areas. These are called ‘The Characteristics of Learning’ and happen through; Playing and exploring - finding out and exploring - playing with what they know - being willing to have a go Active learning being involved and concentrating - keeping trying - enjoying achieving what they set out to do Creating and thinking having their own ideas critically making links - choosing ways to do things

3 Within the Reception curriculum there are 7 areas of learning
Within the Reception curriculum there are 7 areas of learning. All areas are connected to one another and are equally important. There are three prime areas that underpin all areas of learning. Prime areas; Personal, Social and Emotional Development Communication and Language Physical Development Specific areas; Literacy Mathematical Development Understanding the World Expressive Arts and Design

4 Personal, Social and Emotional Development
The children will be learning to: become self-confident; take an interest in things; know what their own needs are; play co-operatively, taking turns; become independent; know the difference between right and wrong.

5 Communication and Language
The children will be learning to: talk confidently and clearly; enjoy listening to stories, songs and poems and respond to them; show awareness of listeners needs; introduce storylines or narratives in their play.

6 Physical Development move with confidence and control;
The children will be learning to: move with confidence and control; find new, imaginative ways of moving; handle tools, objects and malleable materials safely; use a pencil and hold it effectively to form recognisable letters; know how to stay healthy and safe; dress themselves and manage own hygiene

7 Specific areas of learning
Literacy The children will be learning to: hear and say sounds, and link them to the alphabet; read and write familiar words; write simple sentences; learn to form letters correctly using a cursive font; Phonics teaching using Read, Write, Inc.

8 Mathematical Development
The children will be learning to: Develop an understanding of numbers through stories, songs, games and imaginative play; Count, recognise and order numbers to 20, add/subtract, solve problems involving doubling/halving; Use language to talk about weight, size, capacity, time, distance, position and money; Be able to recognise and create patterns and describe and name shapes.

9 Understanding the World
The children will be learning to: explore and find out about the world around them, asking questions about it; know about everyday technology and learn what it is used for; find out about past events in their lives and their families' lives; find out about different communities and traditions.

10 Expressive Arts and Design
The children will explore: colours, shapes, design, texture; how to make things; materials, tools and techniques; role play; making music.

11 Daily routine Gates open at 8.50am The school day starts at 9.00am
Worship in hall everyday, the children will be introduced to worship before the end of Term 1. After worship we begin our lessons. Lunchtime 12:00pm – 1:00pm Playtime 10.45am – 11.00am and 2:05pm – 2:20pm Home time 3:25pm

12 Themes A different theme is covered each term:
Term 1 – Traditional Tales Term 2 – Sparkly Celebrations Term 3 – Out of this world! Term 4 – Spring into Life! Term 5 – Superheroes Term 6 – Animals Home books will include details of the curriculum.

13 Reading Shared reading Group reading
Individual reading - children will be given a book to take home during the first term. These are changed during the week. Please write a comment in the homeschool diary after you have heard your child read. Sound books/Tricky word books – please practise all of the sounds/words with your child and ensure their sound book is in their book bag every day.

14 Writing In Term 1, emphasis is placed upon;
holding pencil correctly - snappy fingers! forming letters correctly using a cursive font - chalking outside, damp sand, tracing, pens and whiteboards etc. writing first name correctly. This progresses onto writing simple words and simple sentences…

15 Phonics Daily session The children are taught the letter sounds through Read, Write, Ink Phonics– the children respond well to this active style of learning. The children are taught the letter shape, sound and how to write the letter. Each letter sound has a picture and a caption to help them remember it. The children are taught the pure sound for each letter.

16 Assessment In the Foundation Stage, assessment is carried out through spontaneous and focused observations and adult led activities. Photographs and videos are also taken as a record of the children completing various activities. Assessments are entered on to 2Simple Build a Profile.

17 General Information Fruit is available everyday for the children’s snack. Free milk is available until your child’s fifth birthday. After this time you can order milk for your child through the ‘Cool Milk’ scheme through the school office. Named water bottles – no squash or juice in the classroom please. Lunchtime is at 12.00pm pm The children have their sandwiches or hot meals in the hall. All children in Reception are now entitled to Universal Free School Meals. Menus are available on the school website, meals ordered 2 weeks in advance. Children can still bring packed lunches if you prefer. All children eat together.

18 Parents always welcome to come and see us at any time with any queries or concerns. Please let us know if anything is bothering your child. Please could your child bring their book bag each day – for letters, books etc. Home Books will come home weekly to let you know what we have been learning during the week and how you can help your child at home. Maths games will come home weekly to support your child’s mathematical development.

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