The Early Years Framework
As you may already be aware, the DFE (Department for Education) have introduced a new EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) framework, commencing September 2021. Your child will follow the updated EYFS framework and will work towards the final assessment at the end of the Reception year, using the new ELGs (Early Learning Goals). These goals are short statements that teachers assess your child against at the end of the year. The 7 main areas of learning remain the same. These are;
As part of the changes to the new framework, it also means that there is less emphasis on recording paperwork, meaning we, as adults, can spend more time with your child getting to know them and having those quality interactions. The new framework is also more aligned with the KS1 curriculum, further ensuring your child’s educational journey from Reception to KS1 is building upon previous knowledge. See the attached link below for the statements that your child will be assessed against at the end of Reception. We have also provide a link below to the Development Matters 2021 document, which outlines the principles behind the new framework.
(New EYFS Framework)
(A guide for parents/carers)
Partnership with Parents
Useful Information for parents from the NSPCC
Useful Information for parents from Early Education
Useful Information for parents from BBC/CBeebies
Tips and clips for good oral hygiene and teeth brushing
Support with Oral HygieneAttached is some advice from the NHS for good dental care for your child.