EYFS


 

 

EYFS
Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.

Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes

place both indoors and outside. We aim to develop and broaden the range of children’s learning experiences, to leave

them confident, eager and enthusiastic learners who are looking forward to school. We hope to play our part by

treating your child as an individual and offering him/her a variety of experiences and activities which are designed to

further their development process.

 

The Curriculum

Staff at Iqra plan activities and experiences that promote children’s development and learning based on the ‘Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage’ in the following key aspects:

Area of Learning and Development Aspect
Prime Areas
Personal, Social and Emotional Development Making relationships
Self-confidence and self-awareness
Managing feelings and behaviour
Physical Development Moving and handling
Health and self-care
Communication and Language Listening and attention
Understanding
Speaking
Specific areas
Literacy Reading
Writing
Mathematics Numbers
Shape, space and measure
Understanding the World People and communities
The world
Technology
Expressive Arts and Design Exploring and using media and materials
Being imaginative

 

These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. The professionals teaching and supporting your child will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. This is a little bit like a curriculum in primary and secondary schools, but it’s suitable for very young children, and it’s designed to be really flexible so that staff can follow your child’s unique needs and interests.

 

Learning Journals

Your child’s learning is recorded in their very own book, called the ‘Learning Journal’.

The aim of this Learning Journal is to:

 

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