EYFS Seven Areas Of Learning:

At Lily Lane, we follow the ‘Read, Write Inc Literacy and Language Programme from R to Year 2. The aim of the programme is to develop children’s comprehension, writing and spoken language.

Within Early Years and Key Stage 1 children are exposed to a variety of different books: stories, non-fiction, playscripts, poetry etc. They read and discuss these texts and then use them to produce their own writing.

All children are given a ‘home’ reading book from the Oxford Reading Tree Scheme which is our reading scheme in KS1


  • COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.

Learning at home

The children are enjoying our letters and sounds activities – if your child is interested in letters you can carry this on at home for example by reading rhyming stories and playing initial letter sound games such as I spy. When we model letter sounds to young children we make the sound as short and crisp as possible for example ‘S’ not ‘Suh’. Please watch this short clip demonstrating  the correct way to pronounce letter sounds

  • PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT  involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.
  • PERSONAL, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behavior in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.
  • LITERACY DEVELOPMENT involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.
  • MATHEMATICS involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.
  • UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
  • EXPRESSIVE ART AND DESIGN involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.


Newsletter Autumn 2018