Learning through play
In Year R at Wildground Infant School your child will be in the final year of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) – birth to age five. This is a very special time for your child as he/she continues their journey from home and preschool to school and is the foundation of future learning and success.
The EYFS framework explains how and what your child will be learning to support their healthy development. Your child will be learning through play and learning skills, acquiring knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through seven areas of learning and development.
There are three prime areas:
- Personal Development: Making Relationships, Self-Confidence and Self-Awareness, Managing Feelings and Behaviour
- Physical Development: Moving and Handling, Health and Self-Care
- Communication and Language: Listening and Attention, Understanding, Speaking
As children develop the three prime areas will help to develop skills in four specific areas:
- Literacy: Reading, Writing
- Mathematics: Number, Shape Space and Measure
- Understanding the World: People and Communities, The World, Technology
- Expressive Arts and Design: Exploring and using Media and Materials, Being Imaginative
These seven areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. We will endeavour to support your child and make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs and interests.
Children in the EYFS learn through playing and exploring, being active, and through creativity and thinking critically. Their learning experiences will take place both indoors and outdoors.
In the Summer term your child’s class teacher will complete an assessment which is known as the EYFS Profile. This assessment is based on what your class teacher and teaching assistant have observed of your child’s development over a period of time. Alongside this will be your observations of your child’s learning through ‘Home News’ through ‘WOW’ moment records, through reading and writing at home with your child and through everyday mathematics experiences.
You can help your child’s development by:
- Playing with your child, and following their interests
- Showing that you enjoy discovering new things
- Praising their efforts
- Learning together