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What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?
This relates to learning, development and welfare of children from birth to the end of Reception year and the legal requirements are set out in the statutory Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. Therefore it refers only to the children in the Reception class at Burley Oaks Primary School.
Welcome to Burley Oaks Reception Team
Mrs Robinson, Mrs Fortey, Mrs Flood, Mrs Mulligan Mrs Gilks and Miss Tonge
Areas of Learning
Within the Foundation Stage children work toward Early Learning Goals. The majority of pupils will achieve these goals, some will make further progress and some will need to work toward these goals in year 1.
The areas of learning are:- (Click the title for more information)
Personal, Social and Emotional Development: the children are provided with experiences and support which will help them to develop a positive sense of themselves and others; respect for others; social skills; and a positive disposition to learn. We ensure support for the children’s emotional well-being to help them know themselves and what they can do.
Communication, Language and Literacy: the children’s learning and competence in communicating, speaking and listening, being read to and beginning to read and write are supported. They are provided with opportunities and encouragement to use their skills in a range of situations and for a range of purposes, and are supported in developing the confidence and disposition to do so.
Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy: the children are supported in developing their understanding of problem solving reasoning and numeracy in a broad range of contexts in which they can explore, enjoy, learn, practise and talk about their developing understanding. They are provided with opportunities to practise these skills and to gain confidence and competence in their use.
Knowledge and Understanding of the World: children are supported in developing the knowledge, skills and understanding that help them make sense of the world. Their learning through offering opportunities for them to use a range of tools safely, encounter creatures, people, plants and objects in their natural environments and in real life situations, undertake practical experiments and work with a range of materials.
Creative Development: children are provided with opportunities to explore and share their thoughts, ideas and feelings, for example, through a variety of art, music, movement, dance, imaginative and role play activities, mathematics and design and technology.
Physical Development: children are encouraged through the provision of opportunities for them to be active and interactive and to improve their skills of coordination, control, manipulation and movement. They are encouraged to use all their senses to learn about the world around them and to make connections between new information and what they already know. They are supported in developing an understanding of the importance of physical activity and making healthy choices in relation to food.