The Curriculum in EYFS
Children start in the Early Years Foundation Stage when they are 3. 3 and 4 year olds are taught in FS1 before they move on to FS2 where they are taught until they reach the age of 5.
FS1 and FS2 follow the EYFS curriculum.
The EYFS is all about developing key skills – speaking and listening (Communication and Language), playing and taking turns (PSED) and learning to control their bodies (Physical Development). Alongside these Prime Areas of Learning, children develop early skills in Reading and Writing. They explore and find out about the world around them. They discover and enjoy different ways of showing their learning in creative ways. We provide them with a rich variety of activities, both indoors and out, that match their needs and interests. Learning is linked to termly topics but the children’s own ideas and thoughts ideas often direct where the topic leads.
‘The staff know the children well. They have a good understanding of children's achievements and where they need to go next. This is combined with effective teaching and a range of enjoyable activities to support children to make good progress.’
Ofsted Early Year's Provision Jan 2014