Characteristics of Effective Learning.

Weaving throughout the EYFS curriculum at St Peter’s are three Characteristics of Effective Learning. 

  • playing and exploring - children investigate and experience things, and ‘have a go’  
  • active learning - children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties, and enjoy achievements 
  • creating and thinking critically - children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things 

These elements underpin how we reflect on each child’s development and adjust our practice accordingly. Supporting children in their individual learning behaviour and observing the context of children’s play is essential.