Children, especially young children, are active learners who develop new skills through their senses, investigating, listening, watching, playing, questioning and exploring.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum has 7 areas of learning and development:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design
This curriculum sets out end of year standards, known as the Early Learning Goals. These are built on previous stages starting from birth.
Using a sequence of planned topics, we build up these skills, independence and knowledge, through play-based learning and adult-led activities. We supplement planned topics with child-led interests, giving children opportunities to explore their own interests.
Useful websites:
Always review the sites ahead of time so that you are able to help your children find the best resources available within the sites. Some offer a great number of games, songs, stories, videos etc. so it is important to know the site well in order to support and develop your child’s learning.
Excellent site built around the 7 areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Great site with some free phonics games
Many games often recognised by children from their favourite programmes.
Interactive books and reading activities to share with your child at home.
New and improved! Try creating your own Spot story.
Some excellent numeracy and literacy resources
Games of varying quality to support different areas of learning.