The EYFS framework has 7 learning areas:
The 3 Prime areas are Communication and Language; Physical Development; and Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
The 4 specific areas are Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the World; and Expressive Arts and Design.
Pupils in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place indoors and outdoors.
For details on the EYFS framework please click on the EYFS Parents Guide Pdf below.
The full revised Department for Education Statutory Framework for the EYFS is available here – Statutory Framework
Year R Curriculum
Rosemellin’s Early Years Foundation Stage consists of two classes, Crantock and Fistral. Each class Teacher is supported by a full time Teaching Assistant, with additional support throughout the week engaging the children in conversation and helping them to achieve their full potential in Communication and Language skills. It is this particular area of learning that is so key in achieving success in all other aspects of the curriculum.
Our aim is for our children to achieve a Good Level of Development at the end of their Foundation Year, possessing all the skills necessary to make a successful transition into Year One and the next key stage of their learning journeys. Real life experiences are at the heart of everything we do. Our ‘Ginger Bear’ programme, for example, promotes weekly activities that develop from or towards a class trip every half term.
We work closely with our parents during transition into school, and throughout the year, to ensure that we know our children really well and are supporting their individual well-being, happiness, and skills to become independent learners. Our home-school communication platform is ‘Class Dojo’. As well as providing School and Class information, the children have Portfolios reflecting their personal learning journeys and it is here that we share and work together on individual ‘next steps’.
Our indoor and outdoor environments are carefully considered to provide communication friendly spaces. Each area of provision has been developed with ‘Early Excellence’ in mind. Resources are chosen that provide the maximum potential to support differentiation and independence, with enhancements to promote thinking skills and reflect the children’s interests.