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The Early Year Foundation Stage is a creative curriculum which allows young children to learn new skills and experiences through hands-on, exploration play. During every child’s first year in school, they will access a wide range of exciting activities, all of which are linked to each of the statements within the Early Years Curriculum there are 7 areas of learning. These areas are then subdivided into 17 aspects of learning.

Teaching is planned based on children’s interests. As professionals, we understand that children are more highly motivated when they are engaged in a topic which is of particular interest to them. We also plan adult initiated cultural topics to raise awareness of different cultures and traditions.

Here at Haxby Road, we follow the ‘Development Matters’ framework. From Tiny Steps to Reception, children are tracked alongside this framework to assess their learning and plan next steps.

Please click here, to see the aforementioned document: Development Matters

At the end of Reception, children are assessed against the Early Learning Goals before they move into Year One.

Please click here, to find out about the Early Learning Goals and the end of year expectations: Early Learning Goals