At Acre Heads, each of the seven areas of learning are implemented through a combination of planned and child-initiated play opportunities within the indoor and outdoor provision. The Early Years Foundation Stage also embraces three Characteristics of Learning.
Characteristics of Effective Learning
Playing and exploring – engagement
Active learning – motivation
Creating and thinking critically – thinking
The Characteristics of Learning are at the heart of our Early Years Foundation Stage and are promoted to support children’s development into self-sufficient and confident learners. Our children are encouraged to use skills such as evaluating and reasoning within their learning and play, to collaborate and share thoughts and ideas with others, and to persevere when things get difficult.