Early Years’ curriculum is where children will begin the first stages of their studies. From a toddler age children will be expected to develop their knowledge slowly as they get older, and they will be exploring this when they get to nursery school. This will be in the form of the Early Years’ Curriculum or EYFS curriculum.
In this guide from a pre prep school in South West London we take a look at what is included in the Early Years’ Curriculum and how it will help your child in their studies.
Core learning blocks
The big blocks of learning will start here – from literacy and numeracy skills to personal development and communication, language and more. These will all help your child learn how to develop other areas of their skillset over time, especially when they head on to a primary school or a prep school.
Other skills children will explore include physical development, expressive arts, music, listening, reading and learning about the world.
Learning through play
Children will need a lot more nurturing than students who are reaching Sixth Form level and will have to start from developing their skills through play. This doesn’t mean that your child won’t be learning anything – far from the contrary. There is a lot to learn from water play, attending a forest school or going on a school trip to enrich their learning. Fine and gross motor skills, problem solving, and critical thinking are example skills taught a lot through fun games and activities.
Children at this age will also receive small assessments to ensure they are on track with their studies. This is based purely on observation, meaning your child would not be individually tested – it is to see where your child’s strengths are and how they will help in the next stage of their studies.
The Early Years’ curriculum covers a lot of bases for children, and it will help them turn to the next stage of their studies when they head to a bigger school. Ensure you are in the know to help them grow as a talented individual.
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