SNOW UPDATE : All of our schools in the Birstall area, including Hallam Fields Primary School, Riverside Primary School, Highcliffe Primary School and The Cedars Academy will be open as normal on Tuesday 12th December 2017.

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Early Years Foundation Stage

Early Years Foundation Stage

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Curriculum Overview, Spring Term (Dinosaurs)
 
The early years foundation stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of your child from birth to 5 years old.

All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes.

Areas of Learning

Your child will mostly be taught through games and play.

The areas of learning are:

  • communication and language
  • physical development
  • personal, social and emotional development
  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • understanding the world
  • expressive arts and design

Assessments

Your child’s progress will already have been reviewed when they were between 2 and 3 by an early years practitioner or health visitor.

Their class teacher will assess them at the end of the school year when they turn 5; the assessment is based on classroom observation – your child won’t be tested. It uses the early learning goals, which can be found in the early years framework.

‘What to Expect When’ – a Parents’ Guide

To help review your children’s progress, the Department for Education has published a guide for parents on child development during the first 5 years. Parents are able to check their children’s physical, social and language development against these milestones and learn how best to support them in their development. The ‘What to Expect When’ handbook is available through this link.

Foundation stage whole year plan

Articles:

Fundamental British Values in the Early Years

10 Things to do Before You’re 6

Things to do before you are 6 picture

10 Things to do Before You’re 6

Contact

Parents, carers and families are welcome to request any information about our school as a paper copy. Please contact us and we will be happy to help you.

Riverside Community Primary School
Wanlip Lane
Birstall
Leicestershire
LE4 4JU

Executive Head Teacher: Scott Fewster
Head of School: Chelsea Norman
Chair of Governors: Chris Swan