Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

We provide learning opportunities for children to enhance their development through the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). EYFS was developed by the Government and divides learning into prime and specific areas of learning. These areas are then further split into seven sections as detailed below:

 

 

Three prime areas of learning:

 

Communication and Language

“Giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations”.

 

Physical Development

“Providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity and to make healthy choices in relation to food”.

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

“Helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities”.

 

Four specific areas of learning:

 

Literacy

“Encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interests”.

 

Mathematics

“Providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures”.

 

Understanding the World

“Guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment”.

 

Expressive Arts and Design

“Enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dace, role play, and design and technology”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday

8.45 a.m to 3:00 p.m

(Term time only)

 

Address

abc Preschool CIO

Strickmere

Colchester

CO7 6YG

Registered Charity No.

1159203

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