British Curriculum DFE
UNDERSTANDING THE EYFS CURRICULUM
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. The EYFS framework supports an integrated approach to early learning and care. It gives all professionals a set of common principles and commitments to deliver quality early education and childcare experiences to all children. RBK also integrates the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) approach into all lessons. However, we add Arts, making the acronym STEAM.
EYFS allows for the integration of STEAM as it is a holistic curriculum ensuring development in all spheres of a child’s life.
There are two areas of development (Prime and Specific) consisting of 7 topics which contain 17 learning goals. Within each age group the goals are achieved at varying degrees.
PRIME AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT
COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE
- Listening and attention
- Understanding Speaking
- Moving and handling
- Health and self-care
PERSONAL, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
- Self-confidence and self-awareness
- Managing feelings and behaviour
- Making relationships
SPECIFIC AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT
- Shape, space and measures
UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD
- People and communities
- The world
EXPRESSIVE ARTS AND DESIGN
- Exploring and using media and materials Being imaginative
By the end of an academic year, each child needs to have achieved the goals prescribed for their age group.