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EYFS Framework

At Newtown Primary School we follow the EYFS Framework 2021, this outlines seven areas of learning and development, all areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. These are Communication and Language, Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development; they underpin learning in all areas. These documents outline the progression of skills across Nursery and Reception in each area of learning. 

Intent for Nursery Rhyme Progression

It is essential that children have opportunities from a young age to develop their communication and language skills. Singing nursery rhymes plays a very important role in increasing children’s vocabulary, self-confidence and also supports emotional well-being. There is a strong link between singing nursery rhymes and supporting early literacy development, especially phonics and reading, as it helps children understanding rhythm, rhyming words, pitch and pace. Singing nursery rhymes also links to other areas of learning, including maths; through counting songs and history; by learning the background behind the songs.

EYFS Literacy and Text Overview

Click on the link below to view our EYFS literacy and text overview.