7-areas

The Early Years Foundation Stage is a U.K framework which covers 7 areas of learning and development, divided into age groups

Our educational programme places emphasis on:

  • Providing a safe, nurturing and motivational learning environment
  • An understanding of moral and ethical values
  • A range of activities to promote success such as French, Arabic and Quran
  • Confidence and self-esteem
  • The personal, social physical and academic strengths in our children

7 Areas of Learning & Development, Divided into age Groups

Communication and Language

  • Songs, rhymes and stories (2-3 years)
  • New vocabulary (2-3 years)
  • Follow and join in a conversation with an adult or a friend (3-4 years)
  • Understand that others might have different opinions (4-5 years)
  • Write short paragraphs using correct tenses, grammar and punctuation (5-6 years)

Physical Development

  • Gross motor skills (2-3 years)
  • Fine motor skills (2- 3 years)
  • More independence: (3-4 years)
  • bathroom
  • Feed and clean up
  • focus on tasks longer
  • Be able to tackle challenging obstacles: climb over under, crawl, balance etc (4-5 years)

Personal, Social & Emotional Development

  • Independence from carers (2-3 years)
  • Cooperation with classmates (2-3 years)
  • Empathic towards others and be aware that others have feelings that can get hurt (3- 4 years)
  • Understand that others might have different opinions (4-5 years)
  • Be more independent and responsible for one’s own work (5-6 years)

Mathematics

  • Describing and comparing quantities (2-3 years)
  • Shape and size (2-3 years)
  • Write, recognise and match numbers to 20 (3-4 years)
  • Understand and use mathematical language (4-5 years)
  • Heavier / lighter
  • Count on/back
  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Complete a range of mathematical problems using addition, subtraction, multiplication, decimals and fractions (5-6 years)

Understanding the World

  • Making friends (2- 3 years)

  • Role plays (2-3 years)

  • Follow and join in a conversation with an adult or a friend (3-4 years)

  • Understand that others might have different opinions (4-5 years)

  • Opportunities to learn about Geography (countries, continents), History (Bahrain) and Science (dark/light, planets) (5-6 years)

Expressive Arts & Design

  • Music (2-3 years)
  • Using different media to make art (2-3 years)
  • Tracing, colouring a range of things, begin to use their imagination to design and draw (3-4 years)
  • Use their imagination to design, draw and colour a range of things (4-5 years)
  • Play a musical instrument and recognisable tunes (5-6 years)

Literacy

  • Introductory phonics (2-3 years)
  • Mark making (2-3 years)
  • Write and recognise sounds. Write their name (3-4 years)
  • Read and write short sentences –capital letter, Full stop, Finger space (4-5 years)
  • Write short paragraphs using correct tenses, grammar and punctuation (5-6 years)