We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) document.
The seven areas of learning and development are divided into three Prime Areas and four Specific Areas which are Foundations for school readiness and future progress linked with the National Curriculum areas. These seven areas of development are interconnected but three areas are seen as initially important for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, for building their capacity to learn and form relationships and thrive. They support children’s learning in all other areas and are known as the Prime Areas.
The Prime Areas are;
Communication and Language – listening and attention, understanding and speaking.
Physical Development – Moving and handling and self care.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development – Making relationships, managing feelings and behaviour and self – confidence and self – awareness.
Emphasis on the Prime Areas of learning is initially paramount for children aged 0-2 years as this is the foundation to further development. Without building on these important first steps, children may develop gaps in their learning. These Prime Areas are fundamental, work together, and support development in all other Specific Areas.
The four Specific Areas of development are:
Literacy – Reading and writing.
Mathematics – Numbers and space, shape and measure.
Understanding the World – People and communities, the world and technology.
Expressive Arts and Design – Exploring and using media and materials and being imaginative.
The specific areas of learning develop essential skills and knowledge for children to participate successfully in society and develop readiness for school. Magic Moments support children in these four Specific Areas through which the three Prime Areas are strengthened and applied.