|Age Range||3-5 years|
|Year Groups||EY1 and EY2 (Early Years Foundation Stage)|
|Key Contact||Ms Catherine Okill (Assistant Principal, Early Years & Key Stage 1)|
Personal, Social & Emotional Development: Developing emotional well-being. Becoming more confident and self-assured and forming friendships. Learning how to share and take turns. Discovering how to manage their feelings and behaviour.
Physical Development: Developing coordination, control, manipulation and movement. Improving physical skills has two other important aspects; it helps children develop confidence in what they can do and enables them to feel the benefits of being healthy and active as wells as creating a positive sense of well-being. Develop self help skills and independence at managing their personal hygiene.
Communication & Language: Developing listening skills so they can understand what is being said and can learn how to pay attention. Developing speaking skills so that they can improves their vocabulary and fluency when they communicate with others.
|Literacy: Children will be exposed to a wide range of books, introduced to letter sounds and begin emergent writing.|
|Maths: Includes matching, counting, sorting, seeking patterns, making connections, recognising relationships and working with numbers, shapes and measures. Mathematical understanding will be developed through stories, songs, games and imaginative play so that children enjoy using and experimenting with counting and numbers.|
|Expressive Arts & Design: Being creative allows children to make connections between one area of learning and another and so extend their understanding. This area develops music, art, dance, role play and imaginative play.|
|Understanding the World: Where children will begin to develop the crucial knowledge, skills and understanding to help them comprehend the world around them. This forms the foundation for subjects of Science, Geography, History, Design Technology and ICT (computer skills).|
A messy uniform shows that I’ve been learning a lot!
Paint shows I’ve been developing creativity
Pen marks show I’ve been developing my writing and drawing skills
Playing in the mud allows me to develop imagination and descriptive language
Grass stains show that I’ve been outdoors developing physical skills
I may get food on me as I’m learning to use cutlery to eat
We often use water to learn about science and maths - I may get wet