In Early Years we follow a UK based framework called Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS).
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework is a document for early years educators and professionals, to help them support children’s learning and development.
It sets out:
- The 7 areas of learning and development which guide professionals’ engagement with your child’s play and activities as they learn new skills and knowledge
- Assessments that will inform teachers about your child’s progress through the EYFS
- Expected levels that your child should reach at age 5, usually the end of Early Years; these expectations are called the “Early Learning Goals (ELGs)”
- The EYFS is divided into two areas.
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
The Specific Areas:
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
Learning through play
The EYFS curriculum has been designed so that children learn through play. Children will engage in practical activities and games throughout their time in Early Years.
They will be given the opportunity to learn through teacher led activities and self-discovery. Children will complete tasks in groups, pairs and independently.
With regards to IPC (International Primary Curriculum) we use this as a guide for our teaching but follow the Early Learning Goals to guide the children through play and adult led sessions