Early Years Foundation Stage
At Arab Unity School we are following the New EYFS Curriculum
This is the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) 2020, new statutory framework to be used from September 2021.
It introduces a new way of delivering the learning and development requirements for Early Years
Baseline and Continuous assessment are being done according to Development Matters and the UK Statutory curriculum guidance for the Early Years Foundation stage.
At Arab Unity School, we understand that early experiences can have a crucial impact on future successful learning. We, therefore, provide a safe and secure environment which supports children in learning and developing at a pace tailored to different needs. We follow the EYFS Framework for teaching and assessment. This is the statutory curriculum for English Early Years providers.
Learning experiences are planned based on three key principles which stimulate the child’s natural curiosity and promote effective learning:
Creating and thinking critically
At AUS, children begin their learning journey in Foundation Stage 2. Throughout this FS year, children progress through a programme of skills and knowledge development culminating in the Early Learning Goals, (ELGs). This programme is a British Early Years curriculum which emphasises learning though play and exploration, active learning and creating and thinking critically. Learning is organised under seven key subjects, grouped under two headings:
Prime areas – lay the foundations for children’s success in all other areas of learning and life.
Communication and Language
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Specific areas – provide the range of experiences and opportunities for children to broaden their knowledge and skills.
Understanding The World
Expressive Arts and Design
Progress is tracked continually through ‘Development Matters’ ( https://www.early-education.org.uk/development-matters ). This document is aligned with the statutory curriculum and outlines the key developmental milestones that young children should achieve across each of the key areas of learning within defined age bands from birth to five.
Children’s learning and development will be most successful when parents and teachers work together. We, therefore, offer you, as a parent, a regular means of communicating with your child’s teacher as well as providing information on how you can effectively support your child’s learning.