Miss Essay

5230 WordsFeb 11, 201521 Pages
1.1 Following the government green paper “Every child matters” guidelines and the children’s childcare act 2006 it was deem that all 3-4 year olds in England were entitled to receive 15 hours free early year education per week. This entitlement is worked on a part time bases and up to 38 weeks per year for the two years leading to the term before the child’s 5th birthday. Early year foundation curriculum is based on the concept of continuous provision or learning though play, this allowing children to develop socially as well as academically without the more formal structure of subject lesson. The foundation curriculum runs from the ages of 3 -5 years and is used in play groups and school nurseries with links to reception classes. In 2012 the early year’s foundation stage was reviewed and now sets out one new framework for learning, development and care for all children from birth to the end of the reception year at 5 years old. In wales this is extended to 7 years and combines early years with key stage 1 of the national curriculum. Wear as In Scotland the curriculum for excellence cover education for children from 3 to 18 the early primary 1 phase are set at one level this works though active learning and deepening pupils knowledge so they are ready to more on to the next stage. Although the stages are set out differently in N-Ireland children are only moved on when it is felt they are ready for more formal learning. The removal of reception classes is replaced with foundation stage being used in year 1-2, key stage 1 is years 3 and 4 and key stage 2 is set at year 5, 6 and 7. Despite all these differences it is felt that children in early years from birth though to 5 year old are educated though focused adult led activities and self-governed selected learning. 1.2 There are four main types of state school in England and wales which are all local authorities

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