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Early Years Foundation Stage

Welcome to Nursery

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Welcome to Reception

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The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) outlines 7 areas of learning. These are:

3 Prime Areas

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development.
  • Personal, social and emotional  

4 Specific areas

  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • Undertanding the world development
  • Expressive arts and design

Pupils get off to a good start in their learning in the caring Early Years Foundation Stage. 
Ofsted Report October 2012

Each area is then divided up into more specific areas of learning. For example, Literacy is divided into reading and writing skills. Maths is split into numbers and counting, calculating and shape, space and measure.

Whilst these areas are quite defined it is recognised that children do not develop in each area separately. With this in mind the nursery and reception classes are organised into specific areas called ‘areas of provision’.

These areas are planned for and are provided continually. A range of resources is organised within each area to facilitate children’s independence access. Most areas of provision provide varied opportunities for children to make progress across the six areas of learning. However, most areas will be particularly supportive of children’s learning within two or three key areas of learning.

All pupils…make good progress from many different starting points and achieve well.
Ofsted Report October 2012