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Please visit this link for the 2014 EYFS framework
Newest framework comes into force on 1st September 2014

2012 Early learning areas of UK home nation England's EYFS  framework
Prior to 2012 an earlier document was in place and can be visited here  2008 eyfs goals and material downloads


The 3 prime and 4 specific areas
Prime area of 2012 eyfs Physical Prime area of 2012 eyfs Personal S & E Prime area of 2012 eyfs Communication & Language Specific area of 2012 eyfs Literacy Specific area of 2012 eyfs Math Specific area of 2012 eyfs Art & design Specific area of 2012 eyfs Understanding the world


Download the EYFS 2012 framework on this first link ..

Link 1 grey bead From gov.uk Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2012
 main page
Link 2
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Redesigned development Matters guidance
Link 3 grey bead  Know how resources includes information for undertaking children's 2yr progress check
Link 4 grey bead  How to apply for an exemption from the EYFS learning and development requirements
Link 5 grey bead Contrast checklist or summary of changes
Document notes the differences between September 2008 framework & this revised 2012 edition
Link 6 grey bead  NEW October 3rd 2013 -  eyfs 2014 profile handbook
Link 7 grey bead  Early support programme publications from education.gov.uk and on NCB.org.uk
Linking eyfs practice to elgs Support staff & parents with resource ideas linked to the new early learning areas and goals
and inform your paperwork with comparrison between the 69 2008 early learning goals and the 17 or 48 2012 goals

The 3 Prime areas of 2012 eyfs
Physical development .. stretch, move, relax, grow
Physical development
fine motor - gross motor - dexterity - skills - strength - muscles - growth -    milestones
Resource ideas:
grey bead  Going out to play and learn - BAECE
grey bead   Babies - learning starts from the first day - BAECE
grey bead   Toddlers and very early learning - BAECE
Physical development's early learning goals
Linking eyfs practice to elgs Moving and handling:
1grey bead Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements.
2grey bead They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space.
3grey bead They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.
Linking eyfs practice to elgs   Health and self-care:
4grey bead Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk
    about ways to keep healthy and safe.
5grey bead They manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and
    going to the toilet independently.
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Children's personal, social and emotional development
Personal social and emotional development
Resource ideas:
grey bead    Helping children with their behaviour poster - BAECE
grey bead    Helping children cope with change poster: BAECE & forum types of transitions
grey bead    Storybooks - transitions, attachment, staying safe, feelings & emotions,
    the five senses,
grey bead    Rule setting and boundary making - Blog post of TeacherTom   
Personal, social and emotional ealry learning goals
Linking eyfs practice to elgs   Self-confidence and self-awareness:
6grey bead  Children are confident to try new activities, and say why they like some activities more than others.
7grey bead  They are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the
      resources they need for their chosen activities.
8grey bead  They say when they do or don’t need help.
Linking eyfs practice to elgs   Managing feelings and behaviour:
9grey bead   Children talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own and others’ behaviour,
      and its consequences, and know that some behaviour is unacceptable.
10grey bead  They work as part of a group or class, and understand and follow the rules.
11grey bead  They adjust their behaviour to different situations, and take changes of routine in their stride.
Linking eyfs practice to elgs   Making relationships:
12grey bead  Children play co-operatively, taking turns with others.
13grey bead  They take account of one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity.
14grey bead  They show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings, and form positive relationships with adults
       and other children.
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Communication and Language Communication and Language
Verbal and non verbal - speech, body language, facial expression
Resource ideas:
grey bead    Making their mark - children's early writing poster -BAECE
grey bead    Questions and answers poster - BAECE
grey bead    CYPW Diploma level 3 EYMP 5 talkingpoint.org.uk communication cookbook
grey bead   Factsheets for unlocking speech & language - AFASIC.org.uk        
Communication and language early learning goals
Linking eyfs practice to elgs   Listening and attention:
15grey bead Children listen attentively in a range of situations.
16grey bead They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with
      relevant comments, questions or actions.
17grey bead They give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another         activity.
Linking eyfs practice to elgs   Understanding:
18grey bead Children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions.
19grey bead They answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or
Linking eyfs practice to elgs   Speaking:
20grey bead Children express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs.
21grey bead They use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened
      or are to happen in the future.
22grey bead They develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events. 

he four specific areas

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Literacy - processes involved with reading, symbol recognition and enunciation
Resource ideas:
grey bead    Road to reading poster - BAECE
grey bead grey bead Early literacy handbook by Dr. Dominic Wyse & free report that engages thought.
grey bead See how you use these words when speaking with children:
  CCLD sounds and Letters list - high frequency words to share through dialogue, conversations, debate, discussion and text based resources.
Literacy early learning goals
Linking eyfs practice to elgs   Reading:
23grey bead Children read and understand simple sentences.
24grey bead They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately.
25grey bead They also read some common irregular words.
26grey bead They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.
Linking eyfs practice to elgs   Writing:
27grey bead Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds.
28grey bead They also write some irregular common words.
29grey bead They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others.
30grey bead Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible. 

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Preschool math Mathmathics
Resource ideas:
grey bead  Math is everywhere poster - BAECE
grey bead Early mathmatical activitiy ideas - Nrich
grey bead DoE archived activities to support problem solving:
cafe - sand tray - train track - nature sort - different shoes  
grey bead   Math & numeracy magazines for early years
grey bead   Activities for math & Number line resources on silkysteps
grey bead   Graphicacy on Children's mathmatics.net
grey bead   Providing opportunities for math - betterkidcare.psu.edu
Math early learning goals
Linking eyfs practice to elgs   Numbers:
31grey bead Children count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20, place them in order and say which number is
      one more or one less than a given number.
32grey bead Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back       to find the answer.
33grey bead They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.
Linking eyfs practice to elgs   Shape, space and measures:
34grey bead Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and
      money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems.
35grey bead They recognise, create and describe patterns.
36grey bead They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to           describe them.
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Preschool art and design - creative experience
 Expressive Art and Design
Resource ideas:
grey bead Children as artists poster - BAECE
grey bead Activities by age - discover art, design and creativity in everything
grey bead Types of play and stages of play  
grey bead Stanley's Stick storybook on amazon.co.uk
Art & Design early learning goals
Linking eyfs practice to elgs   Exploring and using media and materials:
37grey bead Children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them.
38grey bead They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with
      colour, design, texture, form and function.
Linking eyfs practice to elgs   Being imaginative:
39grey bead Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about  
      uses and purposes.
40grey bead They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music,
      dance, role-play and stories.
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Knowledge and understanding of the world
Understanding the world
Resource ideas:
grey bead    I.C.T in EYs eBook contains creative activity ideas & articles
grey bead    Science all round poster - BAECE
grey bead    10 things I can do to help my world - Melanie Walsh
grey bead    Diary dates for event planning
U theW early learning goals
Linking eyfs practice to elgs   People and communities:
41grey bead Children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members.
42grey bead They know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this.
43grey bead They know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among
      families, communities and traditions.
Linking eyfs practice to elgs   The world:
44grey bead Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living
45grey bead They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary       from one another.
46grey bead They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about
Linking eyfs practice to elgs   Technology:
47grey bead Children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools.
48grey bead They select and use technology for particular purposes. 


 MP Frank Field's poverty report 2010 and the Child poverty action group
 The argument for early intervention: good parents, great kids, better citizens wave.org

 Arguments for and against school readiness ie. should it be 'expected that the balance will gradually shift towards more activities led by adults, to help children prepare for more formal learning, ready for Year 1.' (pg 7 eyfs 2012)
The uniquechildnetwork.com

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