How will my child be learning?
Little Lambs work to a framework called the EYFS (Early Year Foundation Stage) It is a publication used by nurseries and schools all over the country The EYFS framework explains how and what your child will be learning to support their healthy development. Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.
Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These are: Communication and Language - Physical Development; and Personal, social and emotional development. The Prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning.
As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:
Literacy - Mathematics - Understanding the world; and Expressive arts and design
These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. The staff at Little Lambs are trained and will support your child making sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. This is a little bit like a curriculum in primary and secondary schools, but it’s suitable for very young children, and it’s designed to be really flexible so that staff can follow your child’s unique needs and interests
For more information please speak to a member of staff with any questions you may have.
For example, between 2 ½ and 4 years: learning to be confident in talking to other children when playing, and to talk freely about own home and community
For example, between 2 ½ and 4 years: learning how to explore what happens when they mix colours
For example, between 3 ¼ and 5 years: learning to control objects by pushing, patting, throwing, catching or kicking
For Example: in reading between 2 ¼ and 4 years: Learning how to suggest an ending to a story
For example, between 1 ¾ and 2 ½ years: developing an understanding of simple concepts such as big/little
For example, between 2 ¼ and 3 ¾ years; learning about special times or events for family or friends and being able to describe them. Being able to talk about some of the things they have observed such as plants, animals natural and found objects