Aspect: Making relationships
This is the second blog in our series on the 7 areas of learning & development (L&D). So far we have looked at what the 7 areas of L&D are and have discussed why they are important. We now begin to look at each of the seven areas in turn, with the prime area ‘Personal, Social & Emotional Development’ first. This area of L&D consists of 3 parts, which are known as ‘Aspects’. Each aspect leads to one of the 17 EYFS early learning goals (the knowledge, skills and understanding children should have at the end of the academic year in which they turn five). The diagram below shows how the Personal, Social & Emotional Development area is made up of three aspects and three early learning goals:
In this blog we focus on the first aspect within the prime area of Personal, Social & Emotional development: Making relationships.
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I hope these suggested activities have given you some inspiration. You could incorporate them into your planning as ad hoc activities or as part of a wider theme. For example the Stone inspiration activity could be part of a month’s theme on the environment. In our next blog in the series we move to look at the second aspect within the Personal, Social & Emotional development area of L&D: Self-confidence & Self-awareness.
Thanks for reading,
Source used in the document:
Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, DfE 2012
Development Matters in the Early Years FOundation Stage, DfE 2012
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