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Bitterley C of E  Primary School

Bishop’s Castle Primary School

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EYFS Areas of Learning

Prime Areas

Communication & Language

Physical Development

Personal, Social & Emotional Development

  • Listening, Attention and Understanding
  • Speaking
  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Self-Regulation
  • Managing Self
  • Building Relationships


Specific Areas



Understanding the World

Expressive Arts & Design

  • Comprehension
  • Word Reading
  • Writing
  • Number
  • Numerical Patterns
  • Past and Present
  • People, Culture and Communities
  • The Natural World
  • Creating with Materials
  • Being Imaginative and Expressive


Characteristics of Effective Learning

Playing and Exploring

Active Learning

Creative and Critical Thinking

  • Finding out and exploring
  • Playing with what they know
  • Being willing to ‘have a go’
  • Being involved and concentrating
  • Keep trying
  • Enjoying achieving what they set out to do
  • Having their own ideas
  • Making links
  • Working with ideas