EYFS - Specific Areas

The specific areas are also fundamental throughout the Early Years Foundation Stage, particularly for those children aged 3-5.  They help children learn the knowledge and skills required to participate successfully in society.

"The specific areas include essential skills and knowledge. They grow out of the prime areas,  and provide important contexts for learning."

Development Matters

Literacy 

Mathematics 

Understanding the World

Expressive Arts

and Design   

- Reading   

- Writing  

- Number 

- Shapes, Space and Measure 

- People and Communities 

- The World

- Technology 

Here are some examples of what this look like in practise...

 

- Looking at books independently 

- Has favourite books

- Filling in the words or phrases from stories and rhymes

 

- Distinguishing between marks made

 

- Ascribing meaning to marks made in different places

Here are some examples of what this look like in practise...

 

- Reciting some number names in sequence

- Developing an awareness of number names though action songs 

 

- Getting to know and enjoy daily routines 

- Noticing simple patters and shapes 

- Using the language of size

Here are some examples of what this look like in practise...

 

- Enjoying playing with small world models

-Observing what animals, people and objects do

 

- Imitating actions and events from own family during pretend play

- Seeking to acquire basic skills in turning on and using ICT equipment 

- Exploring and Using

Media and Materials 

 

- Being Imaginative 

Here are some examples of what this look like in practise...

 

- Beginning to move to music

- Experimenting with blocks, colours and marks 

- Realising tools can be used for a purpose 

 

-Beginning to make believe by pretending 

- Using various construction materials