In the Early Years Foundation Stage we work on seven area of learning:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Understanding of the World
- Exploring Media and Materials
We develop these areas through adult-led teaching and child-initiated activities (free flow choosing time).
Children play and interact with others and their environment through the Characteristics of Active Learning.
1) Playing and Exploring:
Children find out and explore -they are curious and share their interests.
They play with what they know - perhaps by taking on a role in their play.
They are willing to have a go - they initiate activities and seek challenges
2) Active Learning:
By being involved and concentrating - they show high levels of interest.
Children keep on trying - they persist when the activity gets challenging.
They enjoy and achieve what they set out to do - they show satisfaction in meeting their goals.
3) Creating and Thinking critically
Children have their own ideas - They find ways to solve problems.
They make links - They predict, test and notice patterns.
They choose their own way to do things - They plan and change their strategy if needed when solving a problem.