What is Foundation about?
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
The EYFS covers children's progression from birth to 5 years old. We use a document called development matters to track children's progression and help them to achieve the early learning goals (ELG).
Development matters “identifies the developing knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes that children will need if they are to achieve the early learning goals by the end of the EYFS.”
There are 17 ELG the children need to achieve by the end of foundation.
1.Communication and language (CL): Speaking/Listening and Attention/Understanding
2.Physical development (PD): Moving and handling/Health and self care
3.Personal Social and Emotional Development (PSED): Self confidence and self awareness/Making relationships/managing feelings and behaviour
1.Literacy (L): Reading and Writing
2.Maths (M): Number and Shape, space and measure
3.Understanding the World (UW): People and Communities/The World/Technology
4.Expressive Arts and Design (EAD): Exploring media and materials/Being imaginative
Our environment is very important to us and we have worked incredibly hard to create a fantastic learning space to support all children with developing the ELGs.