At Barrowcliff School we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework which is divided into 7 areas:
Communication & Language
Personal, Social & Emotional Development
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts & Design
Listening, Attention & Understanding
Gross Motor Skills
Fine Motor Skills
Past & Present
People, Culture & Communities
The Natural World
Creating with Materials
Being Imaginative & Expressive
We want all our children to have a love for learning and a healthy curiosity about the world around them, so we foster the ‘Characteristics of Effective Learning’ which are:
Playing & exploring – engagement
Active learning - motivation
Creating & thinking critically - thinking
Every child is unique and develops and learns in different ways. We want all our children to be strong, independent, resilient, capable, confident and self-assured. They need to develop positive relationships with other children and adults in order to learn from each other through challenging, playful opportunities, across all areas of learning and development.
In order to make all this possible the staff:
The aim is for all children to achieve the Early Learning Goals (see below), as set out in the EYFS framework, in order to reach a Good Level of Development at the end of their time in their Reception class.
For a printable version of the Early Learning Goals, click on the PDF below.
Here is a really useful guide for parents and carers that gives information about the statutory framework together with practical ideas for supporting children from birth to age five.
Click below to view the whole document.