The Early Years is what the Government and Early Years professionals describes as the time in your child’s life between birth and age 5. This is a very important stage as it helps your child to become ‘school ready’ as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes.
At Knowle Primary School we strongly believe and follow the guidance set out in the EYFS Development Matters document.
‘Children have a right, spelled out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, to provision which enables them to develop their personalities, talents and abilities irrespective of ethnicity, culture or religion, home language, family background, learning difficulties, disabilities or gender’. Department of Education 2012.
At Knowle primary school we aim to ensure that every child’s early years experiences should be full of happiness, wonder and awe, be active, fun and secure; and support their development, care and learning needs.
For children to acquire a deep level of learning, it is important to ensure they have opportunities to build memory prompts, enabling them to recall things which they have learnt, effectively continuing to build on their knowledge as they progress throughout education.
The frame work sets out:
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework explains how and what your child will be learning to support their healthy development. They will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.
The 3 Prime areas are:
* Communication and Language
*Personal, Social and Emotional Development
* Physical Development
As your child develops the 3 prime areas will help to develop skills in the specific areas of learning. These are:
* Understanding The World
* Expressive Art and Design
The diagram below gives examples of the areas of learning and development and shows the links between the way in which your child learns and what they learn. Please bear in mind that all children develop at different rates so these examples are for guidance only. They are taken from the Early Years Foundation Stage Development Matters document.
Your contribution at home is important in supporting their learning and development. Every fun activity you do at home helps and will have a long lasting effect on your child's development. We value your input and believe in strong links between school and home. For more specific ways in which you can help at home please see your class page under the 'Children' heading at the top of the website.