Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

At Red Dragon Pre-School we support all children to reach their full potential, at their own pace by learning through play. Red Dragon Pre–School follows the Early Years foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum.

The EYFS Framework explains how and what your child will be learning to support their healthy development. Click here for a Parent/Carer guide to the EYFS

 

Learning Through Play

Being active and playing supports young children’s learning and development through doing and talking. This is how children learn to think about and understand the world around them. We use the EYFS statutory guidance on education programmes to plan and provide opportunities which will help children to make progress in all areas of learning. This programme is made up of a mixture of activities that children plan and organise for themselves and activities planned and led by practitioners.

At Red Dragon we support all children to reach their full potential, at their own pace, by learning through play. Red Dragon Pre–School follows the Early Years foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum. The EYFS Framework explains how and what your child will be learning to support their healthy development. Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.

 

Seven Areas of Development

Our curriculum covers the following 7 areas:

Prime Areas

Communication and language; Listening and attention, Understanding and Speaking.

Physical development; Moving and handling and Health & Self – care.

Personal, social and emotional development; Making relationships, Self-confidence and self-awareness, Managing feelings and behaviour.

These prime areas are those most essential for children’s healthy development and future learning.

As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in specific areas and its aspects.

 

Specific Areas

Literacy; Reading and Writing

Mathematics; Numbers, Shape, space and measure.

Understanding the world; People and communities, The world, Technology.

Expressive arts and design; Exploring and using media and materials, Being imaginative.

These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. We will be teaching and supporting children ensuring that activities are suited to their unique needs. Children learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.

Secure Learning Journeys

Each child will have their own learning journey online through a secure software called Tapestry – you will receive a welcome email, which will give you a password to gain access. Tapestry features a range of evidence (with parent’s permission) such as observations of a child during play, photographs/videos of children achieving and children’s own work; paintings, ICT; artistic design. Parents are welcome to access Tapestry at any time and we strongly encourage parents to add to their own child’s learning journey.

 

 

What Ofsted say about us…

 

“The supervisor and staff have high expectations of children’s learning and how they
should behave. Staff are well qualified and continually update their knowledge and skills to
keep abreast of early years requirements. For example, they attend courses, research
online and share their experiences with colleagues. Safeguarding is effective. Staff are well
deployed and there are good adult-to-child ratios. All staff keep up to date with
safeguarding requirements. They supervise children effectively and follow rigorous safety
procedures to help ensure children are safe. Staff routinely review how to recognise
children at risk and how to respond to concerns about children’s welfare.
Ofsted Report 2018