These are divided in to 7 areas of learning. The ‘Prime’ areas form the basis for all learning, and the ‘Specific’ areas build on those skills and broaden children’s understanding, experiences and knowledge. In pre-school, we always focus on the Prime areas in the first instance as they really do form the foundation for everything else.
The 7 areas are divided down in to ‘aspects’ (like subheadings):
Please be aware that these headings are those of the Early Learning Goals for the end of Reception. In nursery and pre-school, we focus on learning the early skills that set children up to achieve these. For example, we build our gross and fine motor skills, mark making, excitement for learning, conversation skills, interest in books and print, strong sense of self and so on, which eventually lead to mastery of reading, writing and all of the other fantastic things your child will learn as they grow and develop.