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Early Years Foundation Stage

Early Years Foundation Stage

At Ysgol Gymraeg Llundain, children in Progression Step 1 follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, the statutory curriculum for all children under the age of five in England.

In the early years of learning, children learn best when they experience learning first hand, through meaningful interactions with other children and supportive adults, through physical activity and through play-based learning. At Ysgol Gymraeg Llundain, we know that children are learning best when the demonstrate the characteristics of effective teaching and learning. This is the behaviour that children display when they are meaningfully learning:

Playing and Exploring – Having high levels of engagement and being willing to ‘have a go’.
Active Learning – Being motivated and demonstrating resilience.
Creating and Thinking Critically – Developing own ideas, strategies and making connections.

When implementing the Early Years Foundation Stage framework in Progression Step 1, it is our ambition to see children under five displaying these behaviours at all times. We encourage children to do this by promoting the overarching principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage through the areas of learning and development.

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