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Learning in the EYFS

Communication and Language

Communication and Language 1 We develop our speaking skills when we play.
Communication and Language 2 We pretend to make different things.
Communication and Language 3 We pretend to be different people.
Communication and Language 4 We listen to and join in with songs & rhymes.


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One of our alternative nursery rhymes.

We like to learn lots of different songs and rhymes at school to help use develop our listening and attention, understanding and speaking skills.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development. 1 We make friends & know how to make them happy.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development. 2 We work together to make amazing creations.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development. 3 We play alongside our friends and have fun.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development. 4 We take turns and share our toys.

Physical Development

Physical Development 1 We carefully join construction pieces together.
Physical Development 2 We practise throwing & catching different objects
Physical Development 3 We use our bodies to create different shapes.
Physical Development 4 We use different tools to help develop our control
Physical Development 5 We negotiate spaces when moving at speed.
Physical Development 6 We move over, under and through different objects.


Literacy 1 We learn rhymes and look at rhyming objects.
Literacy 2 We create things and make marks.
Literacy 3 We practise our writing on whiteboards
Literacy 4 We write with chalks
Literacy 5 We write in flour.
Literacy 6 We read books by ourselves and with others.
Literacy 7 We use our clipboards to write in different areas.
Literacy 8 We learn stories using talk for writing story maps


Mathematics 1 We create pictures using shapes & talk about them.
Mathematics 2 We put shapes together to create models.
Mathematics 3 We learn to count carefully.
Mathematics 4 We play games to recognise numbers.
Mathematics 5 We count objects and match them to numbers.
Mathematics 6 We investigate coins, time and measure.
Mathematics 7 We learn about adding and taking away.

Understanding the World

Understanding the World 1 We made Diya lamps when learning about Diwali.
Understanding the World 2 We join in with the school Christmas celebrations.
Understanding the World 3 We use beebots in our learning.
Understanding the World 4 We learn to care for animals.
Understanding the World 5 We look at how things change over time.
Understanding the World 6 We learn about the different jobs that people have

Expressive Arts and Design

Expressive Arts and Design 1 We use colours and shapes to create pictures.
Expressive Arts and Design 2 We explore mixing colours.
Expressive Arts and Design 3 We use our imagination & play alongside others.
Expressive Arts and Design 4 We move in time to music.
Expressive Arts and Design 5 We cut, stick & fold things to make our creations.
Expressive Arts and Design 6 We use different objects to print with.
Expressive Arts and Design 7 We sing and dance on the stage.