The children in the reception year will learn through the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum which is also known as the EYFS. It is a play-based curriculum which provides children the opportunities to develop vital life skills and the necessary building blocks for later on in their education.
EYFS curriculum covers 17 areas of learning and development. These are:
Prime Areas of Learning
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Self-confidence and self-awareness
Managing feeling and behaviour
Moving and handing
Health and self-care
Communication and Language
Listening and attention
Specific Areas of Learning
Shape, space and measure
Understanding the World
People and communities
Expressive Arts and Design
Exploring and using media and materials
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Pupils are given many high quality opportunities to develop their curiosity and creativity. They are encouraged to use their imagination, for example when thinking of ways to praise a friend, and are taught to respect the feelings and viewpoints of others.
Pupils are engaged and motivated by the way teachers present and teach the well-planned curriculum. This not only ensures that good learning takes place but makes a strong contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Teaching assistants make a strong contribution to the good learning taking place, especially when pupils with special educational needs are taught in small groups outside the classroom. They work in very close partnership with teachers and bring an additional range of helpful skills and experiences into the classrooms.