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Lumen Learning Trust

Riverbridge Primary School

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