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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. Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These are:
" Communication and language;
" Physical development; and
" Personal, social and emotional development.
These prime areas are those most essential for your child's healthy development
and future learning.
As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific
areas. These are:
" Understanding the world; and
" Expressive arts and design.
These 7 areas are used to plan your child's learning and activities. The
professionals teaching and supporting your child will make sure that the activities
are suited to your child's unique needs. This is a little bit like a curriculum in primary
and secondary schools, but it's suitable for very young children, and it's designed
to be really flexible so that staff can follow your child's unique needs and interests.
Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through
creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.