The Foundation Stage - Longfield Primary School

Early Years
Foundation Stage
What is the Early Years Foundation
 Covers the period birth to five.
The final year of the Foundation stage
is when children are in a Reception class
of a primary school.
It is a play based statutory framework.
It prepares children for learning in their
future school career.
• Development Matters framework helps adults
to understand and support each child’s
development pathway.
• Pupil progress is measured in age-appropriate
• Within the age appropriate bands, we use the
terms emerging, developing and secure to help
us make an accurate judgement about the
development of each child.
Termly Progress
• On entry age related expectations are that
pupils should be at 40-60e across all
areas of learning.
• By the end of Autumn term- 40-60d
• By the end of Spring term- 40-60s
• By the end of Summer term, most pupils
should have achieved the early learning
goal across all areas.
Ongoing Assessment
• 2build a profile assessments help to make well
informed and accurate judgements about the learning
journey of each child.
• Adult observations are carried out while pupils are
engaged in learning. A photograph is taken and notes
are made to link pupil learning to the development
matters criteria.
• This is a secure, password protected site available only
to teachers.
• Parents can access observations of their child only by
providing us with an email address.
Prime Areas
 Personal, social and emotional development
 Communication and language.
 Physical Development
Specific areas
Understanding of the world
Expressive Arts and Design
of learning
Personal, Social and
Emotional Development
Encourages children to be independent
and to interact with other children and
Helps children to become confident, safe,
secure and ready to learn from new
Helps children manage their feelings and
Communication and Language
 Will help children to develop listening and
concentration skills.
 Enables children to understand instructions, humour
and to answer “how” and “why” questions.
 Encourages children to develop conversational skills.
 Encourages children to express themselves effectively
Physical Development
Supports children’s healthy development.
Provides opportunities for using a range
of large and small equipment.
Helps them to develop a sense of space
around themselves and others.
Encourages balance.
Develops practical skills such as dressing,
undressing etc
Enables children to hear sounds in words
and to link these sounds to letters.
Encourages children to write simple
sentences, labels and captions.
 Helps children to learn to read individual
words and eventually, simple stories
What can you do to help your
child’s literacy development???
Words to learn
Reading Book
Sounds to learn
Encourage mark making, writing name
and other words.
Practising the phonemes they are
 Helps children to count up to 20 reliably.
 Add and subtract.
 Encourages them to use mathematical words
such as greater, smaller, heavier, lighter, more,
less etc
 Recognise, create and compare patterns
 Supports children’s understanding of shape and
size including 2D and 3D shapes.
What can you do to help your child’s
mathematical development???
Numbers to learn
Practise counting at any time-climbing
the stairs, shopping etc
Play simple board games
Sing number rhymes and songs together
Try problem solving- I only have 2 apples
but there are 4 of us. What shall I do?
Understanding of the World
 Helps children to gain an understanding of
their world
 Encourages them to look at changes over time
 To learn about communities and traditions
 Encourages them to explore and investigate
 Will give your children the opportunity to
understand and use information and
communication technology
Expressive arts & design
Inspires children to explore colour and
colour changes.
Helps them to explore shape and texture
using all of their senses.
Develops an interest in music, singing and
Develops confidence and imagination.
Helps to develop designing and making
Our next workshop is on
November 18th at 9.00am
Ways to help your child learn phonics.
We hope you can join us!
Thank-you for coming
please have a look at the
tables showing some of
the things you can share
with your child, and the
benefits in doing so.

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