The Foundation Stage includes all children in our Nursery and Reception classes. The Early Years Foundation Stage is the statutory curriculum which is followed by all childcare providers, nursery settings and reception classes. This is the curriculum delivered in our school.
The curriculum is divided into core and specific key areas of learning and development. They are:The prime areas of learning:
The specific areas of learning:
The learning characteristics:
Together, these areas of learning make up the skills, knowledge and experiences appropriate for your children as they grow, learn and develop. At Hill Avenue we strive to ensure that each child’s learning and development occur as an outcome of their individual interests and abilities so our planned learning reflects this.
An EYFS learning journey will be completed for each child. Each child will be assessed in relation to the 17 Early Leaning Goal descriptors. Assessments will be based primarily on observation of daily activities and events. For each ELG, practitioners must judge whether a child is meeting the level of development expected at the end of the Reception Year (expected), exceeding this level (exceeding), or not yet reaching this level (emerging).
The completed EYFS Profile includes a short commentary on each child’s skills and abilities in relation to the three key characteristics of effective learning.