Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is for children aged three to five, and
covers the years they spend from the beginning of nursery or pre-school (FS1)
to the end of reception class (FS2) in primary school. This is recognised as a
distinct stage of learning, when children learn best through active play that
builds on their individual needs and interests. The EYFS provides an important
link between home and the more formalised structure of the National Curriculum
which starts when the children reach Year 1.
learning for young children should be a rewarding and enjoyable experience in
which they explore, investigate, discover, create, practise and consolidate
their developing knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes. During the
Foundation Stage at Al Ain Academy these
aspects of learning are brought together effectively through carefully planned
and structured activities that are fun, relevant and motivating for each child.
The children's learning takes place in a stimulating and interesting
environment, using both indoor and outdoor areas.
Foundation Stage curriculum is organised into six areas of learning:
Communication, language and literacy
Knowledge and understanding of the world
Personal, social and emotional development
need to be three years of age by 31 August to be admitted to FS1 and must be
fully toilet trained.
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