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Reception

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The Early Years Curriculum

 

In Early Years we use the Development Matters document to plan for and assess the children's development.

 

The curriculum is divided into 7 areas of development, the prime areas and specific areas. 

 

The Prime areas are:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)

 

The Specific areas are:

  • Literacy (Reading and Writing)
  • Maths (Numbers and Shape, Space & Measure)
  • Expressive Art and Design 
  • Understanding the World

 

Each area has specific statements related to the child's age of development in months. We use these to assess the children and plan for their next steps. 

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