The EYFS has three prime areas and four specific areas of learning, each one is fundamental and supports development in all other areas.

The prime areas are:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development - developing social skills, building self-esteem and confidence, promoting self-care, good behaviour and independence.
  • Communication and Language - developing communication skills such as listening and speaking.
  • Physical Development - movement, a sense of space, health and bodily awareness, using equipment, tools and materials.

The specific areas (through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied) are:

  • Literacy - encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write.
  • Mathematics - providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, 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.

Please use the links below for information about our curriculum for EYFS.