Unit 302 Schools as Organisations

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Question 1
The education system in England can be quite complex. Research and summarise your findings on:     (1.1,1.2,1.3)
  1. EYFS – As part of the Childcare Act 2006 and Every Child Matters agenda all 3 and 4 year olds in England receive the entitlement of up to 15 hours free per week Early Years education. This is funded by the government to ensure that every child receives up to 2 years free education before reaching school. Within the English school setting the Foundation curriculum runs from the ages of 3 to 5 years, this places the children within a school nursery setting, or within the reception class. In September 2012 the Early Years Foundation Stage was revised. This was done so that there was one set of standards for Framework for Learning, Development and Care, for all children from birth age right through to the end of the reception year. Learning within the EYFS department is usually done in the following way, there is normally a focus on a topic such as dinosaurs, while working on this topic the adults work alongside the children on their particular activity, this could be doing a number exercise for example counting how many dinosaurs they are playing with.
Children also have what is called ‘choosing time’ within my setting, this is when the children select what activity they wish to be doing, from a variety of activities set out by the class teacher or teaching assistant. These activities could be for example, painting, outdoor play, and role-play corner, reading corner or the writing table. By letting the children have ‘choosing time’ this encourages them to make their own decisions.
Within Early years they have two areas of learning, prime areas of learning which covers Communication and Language, Physical Development and Personal, Social and Emotional development. Then there are specific areas of learning, specific areas are...