Early Years Curriculum

In the Early Years at Barningham CEVC Primary School, children learn within a safe and secure learning environment that equips them for the educational journey ahead. We ensure children are given a range of highly-engaging and motivating play-based learning experiences, enhanced through adult led activities, which enable them to become confident and independent learners.  We offer a curriculum that is based on real life experiences, involves the child and most importantly is planned through careful assessment of their needs and interests.

In the Early Years we cover the seven areas of development.

Areas of Learning & Development Aspect
PRIME AREAS
Personal, Social and Emotional Development Building Relationships
Managing Self
Self-Regulation
Communication and Language Development Listening, Attention and understanding
Speaking
 Physical Development Gross Motor Skills
Fine Motor Skills
SPECIFIC AREAS
Literacy Comprehension
Word Reading
Writing
Mathematics Numbers
Numerical Patterns
Understanding The World People, Culture and Communities
The Natural World
Past and Present
 Expressive Arts & Design Creating with Materials
Being Imaginative and Expressive

The prime areas begin to develop quickly in response to relationships and experiences, and run through and support learning in all other areas.

The prime areas continue to be fundamental throughout the EYFS. The specific areas include essential skills and knowledge. They grow out of the prime areas and provide important contexts for learning.

To find out more about what we will be learning about in EYs, please click here.