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The early Years Foundation Stage Framework sets out the leaning and development stages for children as they grow from birth to five. They set key goals within each stage of a child’s life, these are split into the months from birth. During your child’s first years of school children will work to achieve these goals. Below is a PowerPoint full of information about the areas of learning and how we teach in Early Years.

In Early Years children learn through directed play with the children showing great independence in leading their own learning. The children learn through lots of play and activities and are encouraged to use their increasing phonics and number knowledge in freely chosen activities. If you can be involved in helping your child, we know it can make a big difference to your child’s learning.

Children learn a great deal from people around them. As teachers and parents we are your child’s first teachers. You have a powerful influence on your child’s early learning. From a very early age your child will need to experience a wide range of activities and experiences (for example, singing and saying rhymes, making and listening to music, listening to them and joining in conversations, painting and pretend play) to develop their early reading and writing skills. These activities will help your child take the first important steps towards reading and writing.


For further information on the Early Learning Goals click here