Seven Areas of Learning

The EYFS consists of 7 inter-connected areas of learning and development.

Prime Areas & Early Learning Goals

These are crucial for igniting children’s enthusiasm for learning.

1. Communication and language
Listening, attention & understanding
2. Physical development
Fine motor skills
Gross motor skills
3. Personal, social and emotional development
Managing Self
Building Relationships


Specific Areas & Early Learning Goals

These strengthen the learning and development in the prime areas

4. Literacy
Word Reading
5. Mathematics
Numerical Patterns
6. Understanding the world
Past & Present
People, Cultures & Communities
The Natural World
7. Expressive arts and design
Creating with Materials
Being Imaginative & Expressive
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