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Learning in the Early Years!

EYFS Curriculum
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework supports an integrated approach to early learning and care. It gives all professionals a set of common principles and commitments to deliver quality early education and childcare experiences to all children. As well as being the core document for all professionals working in the foundation years, the EYFS framework gives mums and dads confidence that regardless of where they choose for their child’s early education, they can be assured that the same statutory commitments and principles will underpin their child’s learning and development experience.
Below are links to the some useful EYFS documents
Development Matters

This non-statutory guidance was produced by Early Education and is a resource to support you in implementing the statutory requirements – learning and development of the EYFS Framework 2012/14. It replaces Appendix 2 of the 2008 EYFS Practice Guidance.  This guidance shows how the four themes of the EYFS Framework and the principles that inform them work together to support babies and children. The Unique Child develops and learns through interaction in Positive Relationships and Enabling Environments. It illustrates how the Characteristics of Effective Early Learning may be supported and extended by adults as well as how they underpin the Prime and Specific Areas of Learning and Development.

Use Development Matters as part of your daily observation, assessment and planning. It can also be used at points during the EYFS as a guide to making best-fit summative judgements, with parents and colleagues across agencies, about whether a child is showing typical development, may be at risk of delay or is ahead for their age. The age/stage bands are the same as they were previously. They overlap because these are not fixed age boundaries but suggest a typical range of development. When you use Development Matters it is important to remember that babies and young children develop at their own rates and in their own ways.The development statements and their order are not necessary steps for every child and should not be used as checklists.

What To Expect, When? A Parents' Guide.


The purpose of this booklet is to help you as a parent/carer find out more about how your child is learning and developing during their first five years, in relation to the EYFS. Children develop more rapidly during the first five years of their lives than at any other time. This booklet has been written to help you as a parent know what to expect during these vitally important years by focusing on the seven areas of learning and development which are covered in the EYFS.

WOW Moment - Home Learning

The reformed EYFS 2012 Framework emphasises the continued importance in strengthening partnerships between parents/carers and professionals.


At Dersingham Primary School we recognise that you as parents know your child better than anyone else. Therefore we actively encourage your involvement in their learning and development.


Please record any ‘WOW’ moments and help us celebrate your child’s home achievements.  We are very keen to see lots of 'WOWs' this term in helping the children connect what they learn at school to their home and community.

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Click here to download you WOW Moment observations.

On Monday 28th November 2016, we held a Reception Coffee Morning.


Thank you to those parents who attended.


At the coffee morning, we discussed the lessons we teach and the end of Reception assessment we carry out on your child. This assessment score is handed to the borough and to the government. 

We discussed how you as parents could support your child’s learning at home through reading, writing, maths and independence.

 We handed out a resource pack and introduced the lending library, where you can borrow resources.


If you would like to know more information, please talk to Mrs Anderson (EYFS Lead#0 or the Reception teachers. 



Here is a copy of the presentation.