Foundation Stage - SKILLS - Suad Kafafi International Language Learning School

Foundation Stage

A New Approach to Education

Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a framework for children up to the age of 5, focusing on 7 areas of learning and development which is broken down into 2 areas:

Prime areas of learning

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development:

    • Self-Confidence and self- awareness
    • Managing feelings and behavior
    • Making Relationships
  • Physical Development:

    • Moving and Handling
    • Health and Self-care
  • Communication and Language:

    • Listening and Attention
    • Understanding
    • Speaking

Specific areas of learning:

    • Literacy
    • Mathematics (Problem solving and reasoning)
    • Knowledge and Understanding of the world
    • Expressive Arts and Design (Creative Development)
Our children are assessed using the EYFS Assessment Profile which records their development and progress throughout the year. Our Academic year is divided into 3 terms. At the end of each term parents receive a detailed report that shows their child’s progress. After reports are sent out, we meet with the parents to discuss them.

What you can do to help your child get ready for Foundation Stage?

    • Talk about school and learning with enthusiasm and excitement.
    • Let your child know that it is natural to have mixed feelings about school.
    • Read to your child daily.
    • Let your child learn and grow at his/her own pace (NEVER compare your child to the other children in class).
    • Support the school in the implementation of rules and policy.
    • Encourage your child to maintain the highest standards of behavior possible both in and out of school.
    • Encourage your child to learn to make independent choices and not blame others.
    • Encourage your child to learn from his/her own mistakes.
    • Listen and share in your child’s experiences.
    • Ensure your child has a lot of physical activity both indoors and outdoors.
  Click here to download Foundation Stage Handbook