Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
At Temple Hill, we provide rich learning opportunities to enable children to initiate ideas and activities and develop their understanding through engagement when playing and exploring, motivation when actively learning and creatively and critically thinking.
In both Nursery and Reception we work from the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum which is based on the premise that children learn from first hand experiences.
There are 7 areas of learning and development that shape the curriculum. All are important and are interconnected.
Three Prime areas of learning & development:
*Communication & Language
*Personal, Social & Emotional Development
Four Specific areas oflearning and development:
*Literacy (Reading and Writing)
*Understanding of the World
*Expressive Arts & Design
At Temple Hill, we learn through a balance of adult directed learning (when the children are engaged in activities and learning led by the adult) and child initiated learning (when the child decides how they will learn and develop through play).