Curriculum Overview - Reception
At St Luke's, we believe that happiness is essential to effective learning and development, and that children should grow to love learning and school.
The Curriculum for Early Years Foundation Stage Children
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) starts at birth and continues until the end of the Reception year – from birth to five. There are four themes of the EYFS, which are
- Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured
- Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships
- Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers
- Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.
The Areas of Learning and Development
Within the Early Years Foundation Stage there are seven areas of learning and development. All areas are important and inter-connected.
The prime areas are:
The specific areas are:
Taken from The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage
Published March 2014 Effective September 2014