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Early Years
Foundation Stage

Guidance Coverage

Hands-On Education's early years activities are designed to align with the British guidance known as Early Learning Goals or EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage). The EYFS is a framework that outlines seven key areas of learning for children in their early years. These areas include communication and language, physical development, personal, social and emotional development, literacy, mathematics, understanding the world, and expressive arts and design. Each of these areas is further broken down into specific subsections, providing guidance for educators and parents alike.

While the EYFS is a widely recognized standard for early childhood education in the UK, it is important to note that it is intended to serve as a guide rather than a mandatory set of rules. The framework is designed to support a child's learning and development in a way that is flexible and tailored to their individual needs. By following the EYFS guidance, educators and parents can help create an engaging and nurturing environment that fosters a child's natural curiosity and love of learning.

Every activity can easily be manipulated to suit both younger and older children. Harry and Teddy often do the activities together despite their 18 months age gap. Our attempt has also been to use materials that are commonly found in homes and schools without requiring special purchases.

Hands-On Education's approach to the National Curriculum

We take the curriculum seriously and understand how important a guide it is for teachers and home educators. Our aim for each year group is to cover as many parts of the curriculum as possible within our framework. Every activity is designed to be enjoyable, educational and link to at least one point in the national curriculum. This being said, our primary aim is to make learning fun and interactive for children as well as providing parents and teachers with activities that actually work.

Certain sections of the curriculum such as swimming and computer science are not covered. However, each aspect that falls within our spectrum of possibility is fulfilled as extensively as possible. Below is a list of year groups linking to their curriculum guides. In addition, each year groups curriculum is fully mapped out, allowing you to independently use this as a separate reference guide to the national curriculum of England.

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