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Lumen Learning Trust

Riverbridge Primary School

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    Early Years Foundation Stage (Nursery & Reception)

    The early years foundation stage (EYFS) is a comprehensive statutory framework. The framework sets standards for development, learning and care of children from birth to five. Throughout the EYFS the children will be assessed using ‘Development Matters’.

    There are seven areas of learning that are divided into two groups: 

    The prime areas begin to develop quickly in response to realtionships and experiences, and run through and support learning in all other areas. The prime areas continue to be fundamental throughout the EYFS.
    The specific areas include essential skills and knowledge. The grow out of the prime areas, and provide important contexts for learning.


                Personal, Social Emotional Development                   Literacy
                                Making Relationships                                         Reading                            
                      Self-Confidence and Self-Awareness                           Writing             
                       Managing Feelings and Behaviour  

                       Communication and Language                                Maths
                            Listening and Attention                                          Number
                                  Understanding                                    Shape, Space and Measure

                            Physical Development                            Understanding the World
                              Moving and Handling                              People and Communities
                                                                                                       The World

                                                                                             Expressive Arts and Design
                                                                                    Exploring and using media and materials
                                                                                                  Being Imaginative