The Early Years Curriculum
Our Reception class at Highters Heath Community School are taught using the statutory guidance set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework.
The EYFS sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.
The EYFS Statutory Framework document can be viewed using the following link: http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/eyfs-statutory-framework/
Our School’s Early Years Policy can be found here
The Early Years Profile
The EYFS profile summarises and describes children’s attainment at the end of the EYFS. It is based on ongoing observation and assessment in the 3 prime and 4 specific areas of learning, and the 3 learning characteristics.
A completed profile consists of 20 items of information: the attainment of each child assessed in relation to the 17 early learning goal (ELG) descriptors, together with a short narrative describing the child’s three learning characteristics.
This handbook provides exemplification to enable effective moderation of judgements so that EYFS profile outcomes are accurate and consistent across all settings.
The handbook can be viewed using the link below:
The Development Matters Guidance
As a school we use this non-statutory guidance to support practitioners in implementing the statutory requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Please find a link here to the Reception class page, which will give you more detail about what your child will be learning about over the course of the year.