EYFS

At Abbott, teaching and learning throughout the Foundation Stage follows the outlines and principles of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. This is a play based framework that ensures that children in early education are developing and learning to their full potential. Play helps young children to learn and develop their physical, social, emotional and intellectual skills through doing and talking.

Through a child led, cross curricular approach we are able to ensure that children’s learning is holistic and practical as well as engaging and fun! We plan and provide a range of play activities that promote active learning, being creative and thinking critically. This enables children to make progress in each of the following areas of learning and development:

Prime areas

  • Personal, social and emotional development involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.
  • Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.
  • Communication and language development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.

Specific areas

  • Literacy involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.
  • Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.
  • Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
  • Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.

For more information please see the below documents:

EYFS Framework: This document outlines the standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes.

Development Matters: This document provides non-statutory guidance materials and supports practitioners in implementing the statutory requirements of the EYFS.

What To Expect When: The purpose of this booklet is to help you as a parent/carer find out more about how your child is learning and developing during their first five years, in relation to the EYFS.

Contact the School

Abbott Community Primary School

Livesey St,
Manchester
M40 7PR

Main Contact: Zarina Aliouche - School Business Manager

Tel: 0161 834 9529
Fax: 0161 839 4355
admin@abbott.manchester.sch.uk

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