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Early Years Foundation Stage

EYFS Curriculum Intent Statement 


In EYFS, we follow the Early Years Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, published in March 2014 by the DfES. This Framework specifies the requirement for learning and development in the Early Years and provides specific areas of learning we must cover in our curriculum. These areas are:

 Personal, Social and Emotional Development

 Physical Development

 Communication and Language development

 Literacy

 Mathematics

 Understanding the World

 Expressive Arts and Design


The characteristics of effective learning under pin our EYFS ethos and curriculum.  Playing and exploring, active learning and creating and thinking critically. At BHTP Childrens’ learning is enhanced by a variety of indoor and outdoor learning opportunities.  Within EYFS there is a balance between adult focussed and child initiated tasks. This means that children are using and developing certain skills throughout the year on a daily/weekly basis.

In order to ensure that children actively apply their learning, firmly embed their knowledge, skills and understanding, FS2 children complete daily learning challenges.  This provides the evidence alongside on going assessment both summative and formative in order to inform the end of year judgements against the EYFSP.  This forms a firm foundation for appropriate learning behaviours which are continued to built on throughout BHTP.





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