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At Warwick Community Playschool, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS).
The EYFS has been developed to support early learning to ensure that children have the best start to their education. All of our staff plan for children's learning and development based on the EYFS framework and their knowledge of each individual child.
There are seven areas of learning which are split into two categories; Prime Areas of Learning and Specific Areas of Learning. The Prime Areas of Learning are:
These prime areas are those most essential for healthy development and future learning.
The specific Areas of Learning are:
Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.
The "What to Expect When" document has been developed for parents and carers to support children's learning. It is important to remember that children develop at their own rates, and in their own ways. The development statements and their order should not be taken as necessary steps for individual children. They should not be used as checklists. The age/stage bands overlap because these are not fixed age boundaries but suggest a typical range of development.
Each child will have a key person, who will complete a Learning Journey for each child. This will include pages from our online learning portal (Blossom) as well as pieces of work, photos, and reports. We complete reports at the end of each term as well the Two Year Progress Check and the Transition Document for preschoolers taking the next step in their learning journey. Learning Journeys are kept in children's rooms and can be shared at any time.
Each room team meets once a week to look in depth at children's learning and development. we talk about learning that has been observed during the previous week and how we can support each child to reach their full potential based on their interests. We take the lead from our children, so our planning documents are a guide for potential learning and are adapted on a sessional basis. We never know what kind of learning journey we will go on each day, but our skilled staff are prepared to support each child to reach for the stars! The children are based in rooms based on their age (Ladybirds aged 2-3 and Sunflowers aged 3-5) but we do mix to enrich our learning.
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