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Further information about the termly content is provided in Year Group Meetings and in the subsequent letters from class teachers.
Nursery is part of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?
The Early Years Foundations Stage (EYFS) begins when children reach the age of three when many children attend some form of nursery setting. The last stage of the EYFS is described as the reception year when most children are admitted to the reception class of the primary school at some point during that year.
The curriculum for the EYFS should underpin all future learning by supporting, fostering and promoting children’s development in the seven areas of learning which are:
The Three Prime Areas
- Communication and Language
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Physical development
Four Specific Areas
- Understanding of the world
- Expressive Arts and Design
The children will move towards the early learning goals in each of the six areas. These identify developing knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes and are not age related. However most children are expected to achieve the early learning goals by the end of the reception year.
Progress, examples and observations are noted and recorded. At New End we use Tapestry to create a portfolio of every child’s learning journey. Parents can add comments and upload information and photographs which show developmental milestones achieved at home. An end of year report is completed informing parents of their child’s progress in the 7 areas.