PRACTICE GUIDE: SPECIFIC AREAS OF THE EYFS

Leading experts on the new Specific Areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage - Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World, and Expressive Arts and Design - and how to achieve best practice.

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EYFS Best practice: Be Specific ... Literacy

Controversy over when reading and writing should be taught could persist under the revised framework.Jan Dubiel, national development manager for Early Excellence, reviews the essential principles.

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EYFS best practice: Be Specific ... Mathematics

Views of what counts as maths are changing. Linda Pound examines whether revisions to this area of learning and development match up.

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EYFS Best Practice: Be Specific ... Expressive Arts and Design

The name change from Creative Development to Expressive Arts and Design gives practitioners the chance to rethink how they support creativity within early learning,...

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EYFS best practice: Be Specific ... Understanding the World

The focus of this area of learning is now on understanding people and communities, the natural and built environment, and everyday objects with functions created...

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A Parent's Guide to ... Literacy

As a parent, literacy is probably the area that you are most determined for your child to succeed in. It is important, both in school and in life, and being able...

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A Parent's Guide to ... Mathematics

Many parents may think they left mathematics at the school gate but, of course, it permeates every aspect of our day-to-day life, from cooking and checking bills...

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A parent's guide to ... Understanding the World

Wherever you go and whatever you do, you will notice that your child, like most children, is almost always curious and interested in everything going on around them....

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A Parent's Guide to ... Expressive Arts and Design

Have you ever watched your child playing with mud and wondered what it is that so enthrals them? Their enthusiasm almost certainly lies in a desire to explore and...