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Learning and Development

Part of the series EYFS Today

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This video for Early Years teachers explores how a primary school has embraced play and active learning, which are central to the Learning and Development theme in the new EYFS framework.

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Play is central to the new requirements of the EYFS and can provide evidence for all six areas of learning. Albert Bradbeer Primary in Longbridge enthusiastically promotes the role of play and active learning.

Exploring what this looks like in practice are former Albert Bradbeer pupil, Professor Christine Pascal from the Centre for Research in Early Childhood, and the school's Foundation Stage co-ordinator Kathryn Pritchard.

Planning the role-play area is an essential starting point for each term's topic and involves the children as much as the teachers. A zoo is the popular choice this term, with a smaller group opting to build a swamp.

Kathryn demonstrates how to use the role-play areas and then observes the children to see their development. Through the ensuing child-initiated play, the pupils demonstrate sustained shared thinking, collaboration and teamwork.

Christine reviews the benefits of the new framework, including how it can equip children with life skills. She also examines the challenge it will pose for some schools.

 
 

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    • maryauguisteernest maryauguisteernest

      (Associate)

      providing a stimulating environment
      20 March 2009 - 10:07

      This video was excellent in providing learners with sight of the many ways the environment in which children play serves to enhance their all round development.

      It further evidences how given minimal resources children can use this to embed their knowledge and understanding of the world.

      Additionally, it demonstrates how working within a group can help children to problem solve independently, without the support of the adult.

      How adults ensure child-initiated and adult-led activities are additional shown to further understand the importance of implementing these learning activities.

      A large emphasis on language is illustrated to show how further acquisition of the the same is achieved.

      This is a very rewarding and enlightening video on the ways in which settings begin to increase the learning of all children within their setting, albeit pre-school, childminding, play group, nanny and nursery, through the provision of play which plays an important role of the development of each child throughout the world.

      The same learning opportunities can be achieved through play, without use of the same resources, wherein different cultural backgrounds are evident.

    • maryauguisteernest maryauguisteernest

      (Associate)

      providing a stimulating environment
      20 March 2009 - 10:07

      This video was excellent in providing learners with sight of the many ways the environment in which children play serves to enhance their all round development.

      It further evidences how given minimal resources children can use this to embed their knowledge and understanding of the world.

      Additionally, it demonstrates how working within a group can help children to problem solve independently, without the support of the adult.

      How adults ensure child-initiated and adult-led activities are additional shown to further understand the importance of implementing these learning activities.

      A large emphasis on language is illustrated to show how further acquisition of the the same is achieved.

      This is a very rewarding and enlightening video on the ways in which settings begin to increase the learning of all children within their setting, albeit pre-school, childminding, play group, nanny and nursery, through the provision of play which plays an important role of the development of each child throughout the world.

      The same learning opportunities can be achieved through play, without use of the same resources, wherein different cultural backgrounds are evident.