The EYFS is divided into seven areas of learning and development, all are important and inter-connected.
These seven areas consist of :
Three prime areas
Four specific areas
All areas of learning are equally as important and children do not separate their learning into subject areas, however, we consider that personal and social skills are vital to children's success, and include:
Forming relationships with others
Having respect for other people
Being an individual and also belonging to a community
Being able to express feelings and emotions
Becoming independent and helping others
Being able to make choices and taking responsibility
Understanding right and wrong
Understanding appropriate behaviour
Empathising with others
Developing persistence and resilience
Children's learning is best supported when they have opportunities which allow for movement and action, creativity and imagination, independence and collaboration.
At Selly Oak Nursery School our indoor and outdoor environments offer:
Opportunities for negotiation and collaboration
Development of social and language skills
Open-ended play opportunuities allowing imagination and creativity to flourish
Opportunities for challenge and risk taking
Opportunities to understand and care for the natural world
Being outdoors offers children unique possibilities and experiences of the natural world as they feel weather, hear sounds and changes in natural light. Time outdoors is beneficial to children's health and well-being and at SONS we let children experience the outdoors all year round in all weather conditions.