Curriculum – EYFS – Key Skills

There are 4 areas of key skills that are explicitly taught through our curriculum which mirror the Prime Areas of the EYFS Framework. These are developing effective communication, positive behaviour, functional movement and thinking & problem solving skills which are inter-transactional and foundational for life-long learning.

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Behaviour & Awareness (Personal, Social & Emotional Development)
  • To interact appropriately with others & their environment.
  • To develop more effective executive functioning skills; working memory, attention, emotional awareness, task initiation and completion, planning, organising and flexibility.
  • To learn positive appropriate behaviours and understand that all behaviours have natural consequences.
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Communication & Language
  • To understand and be understood.
  • To enhance their ability to communicate in a functional way in their environment & to become successful communicators with others.
  • To make sense of their world, both in understanding and expressing their wishes, needs and emotions.
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Movement & Co-ordination (Physical Development)
  • Be active and interactive.
  • Developing spacial awareness when moving, co-ordinating and controlling small and large movements.
  • Use tools and equipment effectively, communication when help is needed.
  • Playing co-operatively and making healthy choices.
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Thinking Skills & Problem Solving
  • To learn and manage information by sequencing, ordering, classifying, comparing, predicting and understanding cause and effect.
  • To be curious, observing, asking questions and solving problems.
  • To learn alongside and with others, actively listen, share opinions and participate.