How we Teach -EYFS

At Newtown Nursery School we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum (EYFS) which provides for children from birth to age 5.

Children learn through teaching and learning, playing and interacting. Given the right conditions they can explore and investigate, reflect and review, plan and think. Adult support and guidance will help build their confidence and self- esteem and encourage their independence and help them to form relationships with others.

The EYFS identifies Characteristics of Effective Learning which focus on how children learn and not just what they learn.
At Newtown, our provision is based around these characteristics.

Our aim is to promote:

PLAYING AND EXPLORING Engagement
  • Finding out and exploring
  • Playing with what they know
  • Being willing to ‘have a go’
ACTIVE LEARNING Motivation
  • Being involved and concentrating
  • Keeping trying
  • Enjoying achieving what they set out to do
CREATING AND
THINKING CRITICALLY
Thinking
  • Having their own ideas
  • Making links
  • Choosing ways to do things

The EYFS identifies seven areas of learning and development for children aged 0-5 years – these can be seen as the content, the what children will learn.
There are three prime areas which are seen as fundamental for all learning:
Personal Social and Emotional development
Communication and Language
Physical development

These are considered to be the foundations for the other areas to build on.
The four specific areas are:
Literacy
Mathematics
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design