The EYFS curriculum has seven areas of learning which cover:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
This area concentrates on supporting children to develop a sense of themselves and their surroundings, to interact cooperatively with others and to recognise personal strengths and interests and to talk about them. Children’s emotional well-being will be supported to help them understand and manage their feelings and behaviour.
Communication and Language Development
Children are helped to develop competence in listening and understanding as well as speaking and communicating. Children are encouraged to listen to stories and respond to what they have heard with relevant comments, questions or actions. They learn how to answer ‘how’ and why’ questions and to develop their own narratives and explanations.
Children are helped to understand the importance of good health and physical exercise and healthy living practices. They are given the chance to manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully. Children will learn how show good control and coordination in large and small movements and advance towards moving confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space.
This area focuses on the skills needed for reading and writing.
This area focuses on the skills and understanding needed for numeracy, helping children develop an understanding of numbers, measurements, shapes and patterns.