Curriculum Coverage - what we learn
The Early Years Foundation Stage
The EYFS compromises:
1. PRIME AREAS OF LEARNING:
Communication and Language
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
2. SPECIFIC AREAS OF LEARNING:
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
3. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF LEARNING:
The Characteristics of Effective Learning are interconnected with the ‘Prime’ and ‘Specific’ areas of the EYFS curriculum. These are key areas underpinned in our environment and practise as they detail how children learn.
Characteristics of effective learning
Playing and Exploring- engagement
Finding out and exploring
Playing with what they know
Be willing to ‘have a go’
Active Learning- motivation
Being involved and concentrating
Keeping on trying
Enjoying achieving what they set out to do
Creating and thinking critically- thinking
Having their own ideas
Choosing ways to do things
The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework
The Early Years curriculum has recently been revised (September 2021). At Shirehampton Primary School we were an 'Early Adopter'. This means we were one of 2,800 schools trialling the revised framework last year.
The curriculum handbook maps out our curriculum for the children across all areas of development, and progression through the Reception year.
The timetable outlines what learning takes place when. In the EYFS there is a combination of purposeful play, and adult-led sessions.
The Reception Baseline Assessment (RBA)
Please see below, information on the RBA. This will take place within the first 6 weeks of the children starting Reception. The purpose is to provide a starting point for a new measure that will help to understand how schools are supporting pupils to make progress through the primary phase. It is short and practical assessment of early literacy, communication, language and mathematical skills.
The RBA - A Guide for parents
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