Beaufort Primary School EYFS Curriculum
In Reception, we follow The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum which came into effect in September 2021. This framework provides a structure for provision of the highest standard of early education and care. It ensures that every child’s development is fully supported through the provision of strong foundations for their future life-long learning.
Through the EYFS curriculum at Beaufort we recognise that:
- every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured;
- children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships;
- children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or guardians;
- children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates.
The EYFS is divided into seven areas of learning.
The Prime Areas are:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication and Language
The Specific Areas are:
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
All Areas of Learning are important and interconnected. Emphasis is put on cross-curricular activities so one activity is likely to cover a range of learning.
We support children in using the following three Characteristics of Learning:
Playing and exploring – children investigate, experience things and ‘have a go’.
Active learning – children concentrate, keep on trying if they encounter difficulties and enjoy achievements.
Creating and thinking critically – children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas and develop strategies for doing things.