|Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes
place both indoors and outside. We aim to develop and broaden the range of children’s learning experiences, to leave
them confident, eager and enthusiastic learners who are looking forward to school. We hope to play our part by
treating your child as an individual and offering him/her a variety of experiences and activities which are designed to
further their development process.
Staff at Iqra plan activities and experiences that promote children’s development and learning based on the ‘Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage’ in the following key aspects:
|Area of Learning and Development||Aspect|
|Personal, Social and Emotional Development||Making relationships|
|Self-confidence and self-awareness|
|Managing feelings and behaviour|
|Physical Development||Moving and handling|
|Health and self-care|
|Communication and Language||Listening and attention|
|Shape, space and measure|
|Understanding the World||People and communities|
|Expressive Arts and Design||Exploring and using media and materials|
These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. The professionals teaching and supporting your child will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. This is a little bit like a curriculum in primary and secondary schools, but it’s suitable for very young children, and it’s designed to be really flexible so that staff can follow your child’s unique needs and interests.
Your child’s learning is recorded in their very own book, called the ‘Learning Journal’.
The aim of this Learning Journal is to: