The EYFS curriculum is first and foremost the . The Framework sets out the Characteristics of Effective Learning (How children learn) and the 7 Areas of Learning (What children learn.) Practitioners also use Development Matters and Birth to 5 Matters to inform planning and assessment.
The characteristics of effective learning, how we learn, underpins the Early Years Foundation Stage across our federation The ways in which children engage with others and their environment – – support the children to remain effective and motivated learners.
which is about finding out and exploring, playing with what they know and being willing to ‘have a go’.
which is about being involved and concentrating, persevering and enjoying achieving what they set out to do.
which is about having their own ideas, making links and choosing ways to do things.
To help children understand about how they can develop effective learning behaviours the adults actively encourage children to use ‘Super Learning Powers’ and model how to do this as they play and learn.
We make judgements about the child’s demonstration of these characteristics each term and use this information to support learning.