by: EMMA! - 01-04-12 12:33
Hopefully someone will be able to clear this up for me. I was under the impression that the new eyfs would just have 3 core areas for under 3 year olds, having received it and looked through it there are 7 areas for all children.
What are they expecting from us? Do they want us to assess and observe in relation to all areas or just the 3 core areas? It doesn't look much less paperwork to me if they are expecting us to assess children under 3 years in relation to all 7 areas. I can understand they want us to focus on the 3 core areas im just unsure of what they expect in relation to the specific areas for under 3's.
Hope someone can clear this up for me! Thanks in advance!
RE: New eyfs - 02-04-12 16:19
We have always had 6 areas of learning. These are now split into prime and specific. The Prime areas are predominantly for the under 3's as these are the areas children need in order to have good PSED, Physical Dev and communication and language. However these do not operate intirely on their own from the specific areas. You should have a balanced curriculum which slowly integrates all 7 areas as the children progress with the prime areas in order to cope with the others in readiness for school. What it means that unless a child is competent in prime areas they wont be able to fully develop in the specific areas for example Literacy:- if a child is unable to communicate then they will not have a good grasp of literacy skills
Not sure if I am explaining this correctly - but hopefully you will get the gist!