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Learning in the Early Years

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Learning in the Early Years P6 The learning opportunities for children across the curriculum:- Birth to Three Matters 0-3 years Foundation Stage 3-5 years National Curriculum 6-11 years * BIRTH TO THREE MATTERS The curriculum framework is to provide support, information, guidance for the practioners who have the responsibility for the care and education of babies and children birth to 3 years. The framework values and celebrates babies and children. It recognises their individuality, efforts and achievements and recognises that all children from birth need to develop, learn through interaction with people and to explore the world around them . The framework focuses on THE CHILD, rather than the subjects, specific areas of experience and distinct curriculum headings. i.e. Geography, History, RE etc. The framework is sectioned in 4 ASPECTS and bases this on the skill, competence and highlights the interrelationships between growth, learning, development and the environment, in which they are cared for and educated. The 4 aspects are:- A strong child A skilful communicator A healthy child In each aspect it is divided into 4 COMPONENTS The components of a strong child are:- * Me, Myself and I - is about helping young children to know themselves and their own capabilities. ...read more.


* Keeping safe - keeping safe, ensuring babies and children quickly become skilful in arrange of movements involving gross and fine motor skills. * Healthy choices - in time the children will make healthy choices as they learn about their bodies and what they can do. How the learning and development needs are met on work placement. A strong child * providing mirrors in a corner of the room, so the babies can go to explore what they look like and who they are. * Letting the children decide what they want to play with, letting the children make their own decisions and choices in their play. * reading a story to a child and using different expressions and tone of voice, getting the child to join in with me. Using puppets or soft toys to get the child to use their voices, imitating the different puppets . * Providing activities that involve using all their senses. e.g. relaxing music, playing quietly in the background, providing soft lighting providing routine for the baby/child. e.g. time to sleep, time to eat e.t.c. ...read more.


* THE FOUNDATION STAGE The Foundation Stage is the Curriculum for children aged 3 - 5 years olds. It applies to children in England who are being cared for and educated in settings that receive the Nursery Education Grant. These children work towards the Early Learning Goals, these establish what stage the children are at by the end of the year. They are organised into 6 areas and provide the basis for teachers to plan throughout the Foundation Stage. The areas of learning are:- * Personal, social and emotional development - this is about emotional well-being, knowing who they are and where they fit in, as well as feeling good about themselves and others. It is also about developing respect for others, social skills and a positive attitude to learning. * Communication, language and literacy - this includes communication, speaking and listening in different situations. * Mathematical development - developed through stories, songs, games and imaginative play, so that children enjoy using and experimenting with numbers larger than 10. * Knowledge and understanding of the world - children develop the knowledge, skills and understanding that help make sense of the world. * Physical development - it helps them to gain confidence in what they can do and enables them to feel healthy and active. ...read more.

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