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Changes to the EYFS Curriculum

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by hyssop_puppy, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. I have been trying to find out what changes are afoot for thr eyfs curriculum.
    So far I have only caught snippets from other people, but no-one seems to have a very full picture. What I've heard is that six areas of learning will become four; that PSED, CLL and PD are three of those four, but that the fourth is not PSRN.
    I am concerned that early years children will apparently not need maths as a life skill.
    Or am I hearing incorrect snippets? Does anyone know any better?
     
  2. I have been trying to find out what changes are afoot for thr eyfs curriculum.
    So far I have only caught snippets from other people, but no-one seems to have a very full picture. What I've heard is that six areas of learning will become four; that PSED, CLL and PD are three of those four, but that the fourth is not PSRN.
    I am concerned that early years children will apparently not need maths as a life skill.
    Or am I hearing incorrect snippets? Does anyone know any better?
     
  3. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    The truth is no one really knows at this point although there is a huge amount of speculation
     
  4. There is NO way that the current government would take PRSN out of the curriculum! If anything they will have us chanting the times tables! ;-)
     
  5. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    http://www.nurseryworld.co.uk/news/1051100/New-curriculum-account-EYFS-review/
    Education secretary Michael Gove has
    revealed further details of the review of what children are taught at
    primary and secondary school, which aims to reduce bureaucracy and 'slim
    down' the curriculum.


    The Department for Education said that the review will take into
    account emerging conclusions of the Early Years Foundation Stage review,
    to ensure a smooth transition from the EYFS to Key Stage 1.
    A panel of experts to oversee the content of the new curriculum and
    draft new 'programmes of study' will be chaired by Tim Oates, director
    of Assessment Research and Development at Cambridge Assessment.

    Panel members include heads of primary and secondary schools,
    including former primary head teacher Ruth Miskin, founder of the
    phonics-based literacy programme Read Write Inc.

    The review will be carried out in two phases and the new curriculum implemented during 2013-2014.
    Looks like another review before they decide
     
  6. Leapyearbaby64

    Leapyearbaby64 New commenter

    Ahh, but they don't like the word numeracy. It's been replaceed in the primary strategy by the word mathematics (shock, horror). Numeracy was a very New Labour word. I fully expect the appearance of the term mathematics in the EYFS review.
     
  7. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    We had Mathematical Development first so in reality nothing of substance changed when we got Problem Solving Reasoning and Numeracy
     
  8. NellyFUF

    NellyFUF Lead commenter

    "Numeracy" is not a real world. Old spell checkers used to take it out almost automatically and replace it with innumeracy - which is a real word.
    I could not quite understand how NLC and Calc could be seperate (or even separate) . Knowing the number that is one more than whatever is so clearly working into - knowing the number that is two more... and so on.
    It will help non specialists is we can merge these two strands because they will spend less time trying to work out where to assess chidlren's observations - and let them spend more time enjoying doing number activities.
     
  9. Leapyearbaby64

    Leapyearbaby64 New commenter

    Good point Nelly. NLC is a very "easy" strand anyway. About half my class will be getting point 9.
     
  10. sadika

    sadika New commenter

    Easy until they have to do so many things working with numbers up to 20 all in the same point ...
    I hope they sort out CLL - having to know sounds and names of letters all in the same point ... I particular "bee in the bonnet" of mine!
     
  11. Well said sadika! I totally agree.
     
  12. NellyFUF

    NellyFUF Lead commenter

    If we could just get rid of the contradictions in the child centered play based values of the curriculum and the skills and knowledge assessments in EYEFSP....
    the idea that little summer born four year olds don't have a good level of development simply because children develop at their own pace
    well quite frankly, we could just lose all the assessment really.
    All that assessment and observation and yet children are not doing better, not meeting whatever the powers that be want etc etc etc
    And just get back to good care and stimulating environments with good routines
    Being in early years from the days when all this assessment was just a rumbling in the distance, I can't say truly that little children are the better for it, some still struggle with their shoe laces and a lot more struggle with basic language skills and personal hygiene......
    if what we are measuring is a decline then you might have to wonder if the very acts of measuring are a factor in that decline..
     
  13. Good post NellyFUF.
     
  14. sadika

    sadika New commenter

    I agree!!!!!
     
  15. Good point, well made. Wholeheartedlt agree.
     
  16. I believe they are changing PSRN back to Mathematical Development
     
  17. As a Y1 teacher I can tell you that since EYFS was introduced, children enter Year 1 far less prepared than they were prior to this.
     
  18. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    in your school not in all schools
     
  19. Very true teejay.
    What is wrong with sums and copying off the board and then some art activities and PE in the afternoon. Surely more worthwhile than flitting from corner to corner on your knees.
     
  20. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    What do you learn by copying from the board apart from how to copy?
     

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